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Piazza del Duomo, Florence

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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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. For Piazza del Duomo and beyond, use our Florence trip builder to get the most from your Florence vacation.
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  • They say the red, white, and green marble gave rise to the Italian flag, since Florence was an early capital of unified Italy in the 1860's before it moved to Rome. Gorgeous cathedral and baptistery. ...  read more »
  • This immense piazza is consumed totally by this enormous cathedral and baptistery. A must visit historical site and one of the worlds most visited attractions. It's Florence's most iconic landmark and...  read more »
  • Beautiful. A landmark of Florence you cannot miss. Avoiding the selfies at the bronze doors is tough....... 
  • Sehr schöner Platz
  • Very cool, beautful exterior and the baptistry is amazing. While the bell tower is quite the climb the view from just the middle is beautiful.
  • One of the biggest domes in history. Have been here two times and have climed to the top of the dunno twice. An excellent view of the rest of Florence. Do not recommend climbing if you are claustrophobic or afraid of Heights.
  • It is so beautiful! You can't see it while you walk through the city, but once you get there it's just so big and beautiful it amazed me. Very worth it
  • Of course a MustGo! Including climbing the Bell Tower. Hopefully, it is not too crowded there, and you find some free space to look in any direction, also to the dome of the Duomo, under repair for many many years..
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