Piazza del Duomo, Florence

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To experience the city's atmosphere of culture, art, and history, drop by Piazza del Duomo, a lively square in the historic town center. One of Europe's most visited sites, this area is world-famous for offering stellar views from the main cathedral's dome, a creation of the Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi. A huge statue of the architect sits in the square, his figure looking up toward his greatest achievement. The plaza also includes a Gothic bell tower designed by the city's other celebrated architect, Giotto di Bondone. Visit the octagonal baptistery built in honor of St. John, one of the oldest structures in the city. While strolling around this public space, drop by the square's popular museum of fine art, which features masterpieces by Michelangelo and Donatello, among others. Plan your visit to Piazza del Duomo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Florence tour itinerary planner.
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  • This building is huge and stands out from the surrounding buildings. Its very impressive. We arrived late in the evening so didnt pay to go to the top  more »
  • I wish I had gone inside... something for next visit. I just marvel at the sight. It is an Italian jewel. The square and the Duomo are truly something not to miss seeing in your life.  more »
  • The entire Piazza del Domo is impressive. You find here a lot of groups taking pictures, queuing for entrance at the Duomo or Bastitero or even enjoying their short break with ice cream, as local...  more »
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