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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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Great Piazza

Very nice Duomo on a neo-Gothic facade from the 19th century. It was build with public funds as a state church. There are many restaurants and bars around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Corina M
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice Duomo on a neo-Gothic facade from the 19th century. It was build with public funds as a state church. There are many restaurants and bars around.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You are in the center of it all; awesome coffee spots, shops, bars, restaurants you name it! Plus when in Florence you will for sure check out the Duomo so make sure to take a little break afterwards and have some coffee around the area. There is a really good coffee place across the plaza, right on the corner..I can't... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful views and worth seeing the way the building is put together. Be warned the all in ticket for Duomo, Campinale, Musuem and Cathedral say on the ticket that it is valid for six days, it's not. Once you start using it the other parts have to be used within 24 hours or the lose validity. Morally wrong!

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Might have to queue to get in but try later in the day after most of the tourist buses have gone. We just walked in one afternoon. Didn't climb up into the Dome so couldn't get the best of the experience but the painting inside the dome is excellent.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful but the entire area was covered up with toursits and street vendors. The back streets and less famous places er unfortunatley more pleasant.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This beautiful imposing building is architecture at its best. I would expect the crowds in the summer would be distracting, but in the quieter months there is time to sit and admire the bell tower and the cathedral free of the hoards. The down side is the vendors selling their sunglasses, selfie sticks, etc. but you get that in all... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a definite place to stop on your trip to Florence. The architecture and design is amazing. There are plenty of places to have something to eat or drink at and relax. February was a great time of the year to go, as it was not too busy.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurants and cafes around the piazza all provided good food and the staff were as always in Italy very welcoming. The prices however were a bit more expensive than those down the side streets.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place is better in real life than the photo's. It was like a postcard. Yes it was crowded but there was still plenty of space to take it all in and appreciate the history.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This line was much longer than the bell tower(no line for us at the bell tower), but we still didn't think it was that bad. Thought this was easier than hiking the bell tower because it was slower paced with all the people. Make sure you get your tickets either at the Basilica or the Bell Tower beforehand though.

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