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Piazza del Duomo

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Address: Florence, Italy
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This large city square contains the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the...
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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I was very impacted by the vision of the Duomo! It' s huge ,massive,in green,white and redish marble. I went to this piazza more than once , I could not take my eyes from this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was very impacted by the vision of the Duomo! It' s huge ,massive,in green,white and redish marble. I went to this piazza more than once , I could not take my eyes from this masterpiece. The piazza is surronded by shops and restaurants, even at night a nice place to hang out.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very popular with lines to get in. We did not go in. Exterior being clean and amazing how beautiful it is to be so old.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This site is a natural magnet for crowds. Even with the street hawkers and the crowds, this is worth the visit. The colors are amazing. The baptistry has been under renovations - we saw it both last year and this year - so that takes away from the overall effect alittle. This is our favorite sight in Florence.

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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We thought Venice was busy, but this is awesome. The building itself is just an amazing sight, the coloured marble, the carvings and the detail, just stunning. To understand fully the history you do need a guide, especially to understand what each of the carvings represent. Don't miss the city gates opposite, again if you have a guide you will... More 

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We didn't go inside as we are not overly bothered to see inside churches. The outside is stunning - the amount of detail is spectacular. Even if you are not religious you cannot help but admire the architecture

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Hampton Court
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Cathedral is stunning inside and out. Currently there is some building work to the bell tower but not a major problem.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

the Piazza del Duomo is beautiful, with many old buildings to visit inside and to admire them from the outside

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was definitely a meeting point as it was always full of people in queues to get into the Duomo and the Bell tower. Artists line one side of the street where one has a huge choice of very talented painters. The other side of the piazza has the horse and carriage which one can hire and trot all along... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The good thing about this area is there is no traffic to contend with. Nearby is a cafeteria that makes the cheapest and most excellent coffee in Florence.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have not been anywhere as busy. Long queues for Duomo. More than 20 large guided tour groups from cruise ships. I was constantly jostled by the crowds or asked by itinerant sellers if I wanted to buy a selfie stick. My idea of hell. Not what I expected.

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