How many steps lead up to Il Duomo in Florence, Italy?
Magnificent architecture, beautiful frescos and one of the best views of Florence, Italy, comes at a steep price. To reach the inside of Il Duomo di Firenze, you and your travel partners will have to scale a total of 463 steps! And no, there is no elevator. We assume escalators are out of the question, too. Filippo Brunelleschi built the Duomo in the 15th century. It’s attached to the Florence cathedral, which was constructed by Arnolfo di Cambio about 200 years earlier. Source: VisitFlorence.com
The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Italian pronunciation: [katteˈdraːle di ˈsanta maˈriːa del ˈfjoːre]; in English “Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower”) is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style with the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.