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Piazza del Duomo

Florence, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 222 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: There are two important squares to see in Florence, Piazza dell Signoria and Piazza dell Duomo. Which is best is difficult to say. Piazza dell Duomo... more »
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Naples, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was absolutely stunned by the architecture and art work. In my opinion only beaten by Vatican in a Rome. Highly recommended well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The Duomo is definitely an impressive church, both inside and out. The Duomo dominates the Florence skyline, and features great architecture that one can just wander around staring at. Unfortunately the Baptistry was completed under scaffolding, and due to it's proximity to the Duomo it ruined some ideal photo opps. We somehow visited at a time of day where there... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This place is crawling with tourists. Buses drop people off from the cruise ships, it is almost like waves coming ashore, things calm down and you can move through the square when another umbrella or paddle with a number bearing guide walks away with their 30 or so people only to see the next tide of arrivals hit the square.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A fun area with many tourist spots all in a small area. The Duomo Plaza or Piazza del Duomo has the the Duomo, Bell Tower, Baptismal and other sites all within a 2 square block radius. Buy the Florence Pass and get all of these sites for a discounted price. Just make sure to see them within the 24 hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful. The colors of the Duomo pop out at you. My fiance and I loved seeing it randomly pop up over the buildings around the city. Definitely worth a stop while in Florence.

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Rancho Cordova, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Do not miss. The stained glass is beautiful and it is free to enter. Set right in the center of historic Florence.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

BEAUTIFUL AND BREATHTAKING. The beautiful structure stands tall in the midst of everything around it. No matter what angle you stand from, no matter if there are millions of tourists passing by, just being in Italy and being able to see such an amazing structure is worth it.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It's simply impossible to grasp the scale of this place unless you stand in the shadow of the cathedral and take in not simply the size of the architecture but the complexity and attention to detail. The first stop on a trip to Florence, but you could easily walk round here all day in between visits to some of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to wait on the long line despite what other review recommended. the inside is beautiful and rustic and gave us a great experience

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Riding a bike is the best way to get around town but watch out for the cars and people especially near the Duomo during the day.

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