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“Amazing cathedral, crowded on top of dome” 4 of 5 stars
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Piazza del Duomo
Florence, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 427 things to do in Florence
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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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“Amazing cathedral, crowded on top of dome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The cathedral is incredible and is well worth seeing. We shelled out 10 euros to walk to the top of the dome, but the dome was so crowded, it made enjoying it virtually impossible. It was pretty impressive to see the dome's artwork up close though.

Visited October 2012
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Florence
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“Huge and ornate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This building is huge! I've seen many castles and old buildings now, and this one was just fantastic, right up there in the top 20 across Europe in this trip. Great as the sun goes down. The inside is quite barren, but the outside is ornate.

Visited November 2012
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“BeautIful dome and crowded all the time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We were here in late October. It was a 2 hr wait to get inside. Snuck in the other entrance unknowingly with a tour group. The dome inside as well as outside is the best and the only beautiful thing there is. For the paintings visit the Uffizi. Outside the duomo, it's like a street fair 24-7. Very crowded confusing and in the midst of all this, our five year old decide to chase pigeons. Couldn't get inside in the baptistry. Had younger kids so we couldn't climb the Dome. But got the view from up the Boboli gardens.

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“From there you have your starting point”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Meet there for anything you like to do! Is a good central position to start any tour. The square it self is nice, but full of tacky shops!

Visited June 2012
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“A Square Where to Feel Protected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Just to walk around the square, and around and around is relaxing. If you had the time you could spend days looking, studying, praying and reflecting both outside and inside...

Visited January 2013
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