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Piazza del Duomo

Address: Florence, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 222 Attractions in Florence
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This large city square contains the Basilica of Santa Maria del...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a medium sized piazza dominated by the huge Cathedral. When you walk around the back of the church you can't really get far enough away to properly appreciate it but from the piazza you can step back a bit and put things into perspective. At the edge of this piazza and the streets nearby are unique shops and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Regrettably the scaffolding prevents one from seeing the piazza as it should be seen. The scaffolding makes the baptistry look too big for the space it stands in. The baptistry strated its life as a 5th century church. In the 11th century it became a baptistry. The Octagon is 90' in diameter. The view of the west facade of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, lots of cafes, restaurants, over looking the cathedral, lots of people. A hot spot in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most popular piazza in Italy. Lot of history, people, cafes, restaurants, shops, overcrowded even at winter...but very charming and beautiful!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The duomo is spectacular from the outside, the amount of detail and size of the dome is incredible and really is amazing to just look at! We went in and decided to get the audio tour, however we were told that they were closing in half an hour so we only had 30mins to use the headsets. We were given... More 

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Crafthole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Great vibe good for people watching, it was a shame the Baptistry was shrouded in scaffolding and plastic.

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Commercial area lined with various shops, cafés and restaurants. Sometimes a bit overcrowded, though, that fact confirms it's charm for tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

There are so many landmarks in Florence but this one has to be one of the most important ones. Visit this place....you won't regret it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

so many places to visit, all interesting and fascinating history. Might be worth going on a guided tour. Find out more from the locals

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This superb cathedral is surrounded by lovely buildings, restaurants and cafes. It is an ideal spot for a stroll or a bit of people watching: magnificent spot!

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