The Best View in Florence: Brunelleschi's Dome

Florence’s Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, or ‘Duomo’ as many call it, is one of the most recognizable structures in all of Europe. And when in Florence, it’s difficult to go anywhere without seeing this behemoth cathedral, either in passing or dominating the city’s skyline. For a time, its dome (Brunelleschi's Dome) was the largest in the world, and it is still the largest dome made out of brick. Given its size and central location, it’s no surprise that the 463 step climb to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome provides the best view in all of Florence. 

The Duomo viewed from Piazzale Michelangelo

The facade of the cathedral

The interior of Brunelleschi's Dome

Climbing the stairs to the top of the dome

Florence from 376 feet