Inside Florence Duomo isn’t as grand as its facade. I was a bit disappointed. The cathedral is almost bare inside. Unlike other cathedrals, this one doesn’t allow visitors to sit on one of the few pews inside. Its Gothic design inside gives a vast impression of the cathedral that also gives birth to the Renaissance period. However, the marble floor is impressive. The colours on its patterns and designs are still thriving despite their ancient-ness.
The Dome. It is also called as Brunelleschi’s Dome. Up to this day, the dome is still the largest of its kind. No one ever figured out yet how the dome was built, without central support. It’s a brilliant work of Brunelleschi who was a goldsmith and who had no training in architecture and engineering. Impressive, right?
Inside the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. You can’t just walk anywhere. A huge part of the floor area is cordoned off with a cord for tourists not to step on the preserved designed and patterns.
If you’re looking for a hostel in Florence that’s near the Duomo, you’ll never go wrong with the Academy Hostel. It is few minutes walk to the Santa Maria del Fiore, aka, the Duomo, the city’s most famous landmark The train station is less than 10 minutes walk from here. The hostel is loved by those who have stayed here. It’s clean and fun hostel.