The Duomo - Worth the Climb!
The daunting 400+ steps to the top... Planning a trip to Florence and wondering if you should climb the Duomo or the Giotto Bell Tower, or both? In September of 2015, I climbed both the Giotto Bell Tower (the Campanile) and the Duomo (the Cupola) in the early morning. I had seen the afternoon line-ups winding around the Duomo days before and knew I didn't want to have to wait in those lines, particularly in the early September heat. In addition, I had read up beforehand th