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“Great place to people watch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo
Florence, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 219 attractions in Florence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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.
Huntersville, North Carolina
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“Great place to people watch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

You could sit for hours in this piazza watching people from around the world stand in awe od the Duomo. You can watch people buy artwork from the locals and even get their portrait drawn in front of you. If you have a little time, sit down and take in the scene.

Visited March 2013
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“Be prepared to climb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Lots of stairs to the top - and in the middle there's plexiglass obstructing a good view of the duomo's ceiling. Once you're at the top, the views are spectacular but not great for people who are afraid of heights. It's very high!

Visited April 2013
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“an architectural wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

be sure to read up on the history and building before you go. this should be one of the Wonders of the World.

Visited March 2013
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“Hold onto your Wallet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Duomo of Florence is simply beautiful. The piazza is surrounded by leather shops and other merchandise. It is fun to get a gelato and sit on the steps to people watch. No visit to Florence is complete without a stop here but BEWARE. The piazza is often packed and pickpockets take advantage of this situation. I have seen them in action on several occasions. Just make sure you don't drop your guard.

Visited March 2013
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“Great atmosphere in the centre of Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our hotel was literally a stones throw away from this beautiful Piazza. The architecture is fantastic and all the buildings looked well cared for and seemed to have been cleaned recently. Whist the Duomo is simply stunning the area around it is great to watch the world go by.

It's also a great central spot to wander up and down the adjacent streets and not get lost!

Visited March 2013
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