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 is an absolute must do when in Florence. You can easily walk the area but with a tour guide you will appreciate this site so much more.  more »
  • So beautiful, but oh so crowded! The atmosphere is amazing and the scenery is almost overwhelming with its beauty and historical associations. The architecture and the impact of the coloured marble is...  more »
  • This place has so much history, so much beauty and such a great spirit, that I cant even describe it.  more »
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  • Stunning architecture! Amazing stone work. It is extremely impressive what these new masters were able to do after such a long period between the Renaissance and the Greek masters some 2000 years before. The Piazza is amazing to view the incredible cathedral and all the people who come from around the world.
  • Lots of cheap touristy shops and stands couldn't take from the beauty of the Duomo and the baptism hall. Seeing the massive cathedral from the top of the city is magnificent, but up close, it's magnanimous! The incredible colors and detailed features on the exterior of these structures is an amazing sight to behold, especially considering the magnitude of this cathedral!
  • It is a busy touristy please. If you're planning to visit specific attractions, make sure you have reservations. If you're there for two days most likely the reservations are already sold and you will not be able to get into some places. The hotels here are on the smaller, older, dated type. Make sure that you like the accommodations based on budget and travel time. Outside of that there plenty of shopping and food places.
  • The duomo is enchanting but Florence really captured my heart. I never even considered a visit here on our Italy tour and I'm SO glad I didn't pass it up. Florence will be a destination I return to time and time again. I've been to all the big US cities + London, Paris, Barcelona, Geneva, Rome, etc and I honestly this Florence has them all beat. Amazing people, food, shopping, and architecture. Love it!!!
  • The church has a bell tower and dome accessible thorough 400+ stairs each. It was a fun climb. While the exterior of the Duomo is impressive the interior is quite plain. The tickets (all in one) is 15€

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