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“Great spot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo
Florence, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 220 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.
Florence, Italy
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Wow, great great great! We love Florence, it was our favorite spot in Italy, but piazza duomo was just great! Not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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“Great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Lovely Piazza, busy, a great way to spend some time relaxing with a beer or ice cream watching the world go by!

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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Our hotel (Duomo View B&B) was situated in the Piazza which meant we got to see these beautiful buildings several times a day and I never got tired of it!
We visited the Duomo on our first day and admired the stunning architecture but the best part is the views from the Belltower. It means a climb of 463 steps (there are no lifts) but the panoramic view from the top makes it all worthwhile!
The queues for the belltower are long and seem to stay that way the whole day so I would advise getting up early and arriving just before opening. We got there at 8:15am which was just about perfect.

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“Lovely!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Our hotel was just around the corner from this piazza so we passed through it every day, but every time we had to stop and appreciate the Duomo

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“Overwhelming eye candy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

There is no place where you can get a camera angle that captures the whole experience so unless you go there you will never appreciate how it feels to be surrounded by the two masterpieces of the Baptistery and the Duomo. The patterns in the stonework are breath taking. The rest of the plaza is devoted to beautiful period buildings...and wall to wall gaping students and tourists of all ages an nationalities.

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