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Piazza del Duomo

Florence, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 220 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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Lexington, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful square and the Duomo is breathtaking! We walked up the Bell Tower (a lot of stairs) instead of the Duomo and we were not disappointed. Taking pictures from on top of the Bell Tower was perfect because you got the Duomo in your pictures. This is not for people who have trouble walking!

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was the perfect square to start your tour of Florence. We followed Rick Steve's audio guide and enjoyed every step.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well everyone goes to the Piazza don't they? Not any like we did though! After a night of that horrible restless sleep on a hot night we arose defeated and headed out for a walk in the city at 6.15 am one Monday morning in July. I would like to say we did it by design and astute planning but... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Time...take your time and absorb all that this magnificent behemoth has to offer! After you are overwhelmed and take your 50 photos - just stand back and take it all in and consider the history while doing so. It makes me shake my head to think of it!

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A sight to behold, scale is unbelievable! Architecture and design breathtaking, great buzz about the Piazza, looks spectacular night and day.

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Eagle, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Duomo provides a perfect spot to sit and enjoy being in Florence. We sat on the steps and watched people, ate fruit from a nearby restaurant, and listened to the live jazz coming from a nearby cafe. It's the perfect place to soak in the city, if you don't mind seeing hundreds of tourists pass by.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was kind of dreading the climb up The Brunelleschi Dome. It was hot and humid, and I knew the staircase was not built for big people (I am 6'6"). Yes, it is tight climbing, but well worth it for the up close view of the dome painting, and the view from the lantern. You can see all of Florence.... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The hole Duomo is the most exquisite cathedral I've seen, but it's a little disappointing inside. Go up to the top, the hole steps are an experience and the view is incredible!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Piazza del Duomo 1. Pick Pockets. (watch your belongings). 2. Still in awe...Breath taking, we went at night and avoided the crowds of the Piazza del Duomo . Lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. 3. I did not see any Handicap-able facilities nor available public bathrooms. While you are walking you must watch out for the cars and scooters.... More

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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This piazza was spectacular! The view was beautiful, and we were surrounded by lots of shopping! perfect!

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