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Piazza del Duomo

Florence, Italy
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Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb
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Florence Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #7 of 228 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This large city square contains the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the third largest cathedral in the world after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London.
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New City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The steps are small. People stops as they get tired. There is no one assisting the traffic of people climbing...but if you are in shape, the view on top is just wonderful. Don't do this if you have cardiac problem.

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Vallejo, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Piazza del Duomo is one of the many places I enjoyed in Florence. There are many good restaurants around it, leather shops, foodie shops, jewelry stores, churches, trattorias, and of course people everywhere both tourists and vendors. This place is alive.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We were mezmerized by the plaza and the architecture with so many details. We actually Woke at 2am to take pictures. The Plaza was ours.

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Somerset, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth queueing to go inside. The museum in the vault is particularly interesting. You need a good head for heights if you decide to go up inside the dome!

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Ocala, Florida
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Standing in the shadows of the stunning duomo overwhelms the senses. It is a momentous piece of art. The plaza blossoms with activity and crowds of tourists. On a visit to Italy, you must see this place.

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Vannes, France
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

"Welcome Arnolfo di Cambio, glad you could make it" "What can I do for you? I am a very bust architect you know" "Well, the old Saint Reparata is just getting too small. We like your work on the Palazzo Vecchio and the church of Santa Croce so we'd like you to knock us up a new cathedral" "What do... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We thought we were visiting at off-season?? I'd hate to think what on-season crowds are like. The Duomo is absolutely spectacular! Amenities are very good ... BUT (and this goes for most Italian cities we visited)... If I get offered another 'SELFIE stick' if another rose is stuck in my face and if I see another high-flying 'blue' flying thing... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a happening place in Florence. There's many shops near by and a lot of other attractions rather than the Duomo with in walking distance. I highly recommend climbing either the Duomo tower and/or the Duomo itself. My friends and I decided to climb the Tower and realized that the Duomo viewing spot is actually a bit higher, but... More

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Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I have never seen anything like this, ever. It is huge and the centre of attraction. You cannot miss it. I did not have time to tour inside but the outside is magnificent.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This piazza vibrates with activity--from the locals, tourists, musicians, artists, special events, etc. At any time of day it is a wonderful place to people watch. It is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and shopping. Take a short walk and you are at the Mercato Centrale, a farmers market on steroids! But get there before noon as the lower closes early.... More

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