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Piazza del Duomo

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Address: Florence, Italy
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This large city square contains the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the...

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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It's beautiful! Fabulous architecture, amazing colours. Make sure you check out the Crypt to see what's underneath. Inside is much duller than the stunning exterior. If you're... read more

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's beautiful! Fabulous architecture, amazing colours. Make sure you check out the Crypt to see what's underneath. Inside is much duller than the stunning exterior. If you're staying nearby, visit morning, noon and night to experience the changes in light, colours and esp. at night. I paid for a tour €15 to avoid the 2 hour queue to see inside.... More 

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philadelphia,pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

St peters and st marks have nothing on this piazza. despite the ubiquitous throngs of tourists, the view shines.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's definitely worth the visit during the day and at night. The Duomo is crowded at all times as we are staying near the piazza, but the view are completely different and stunning too.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my third time here, always packed with tourists. There are a lot of shops, restaurants and gelato places all around.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mobs are horrendous during the day. But the duomo is light up spectacularly at night and the Piazza is almost empty. Beautiful to see at night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am in awe of the Ghiberti Doors on the baptistery (copies are there now after flooding a number of years ago). The Duomo is beautiful both inside and outside.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As I approached the Piazza and the Duomo it felt as though I was walking into a picture! The detail on the Duomo is stunning and unlike anything I've seen elsewhere in Italy! Being surrounded by the stunning architecture was amazing every time I walked through the Piazza (many times during my visit) and I was in awe each time.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where the biggest crowds in Florence are to be seen, surpassed only by the ones in front of the Basilica in the Vatican when the Pope appears twice a week. The layout is such that there is still plenty of room to move about although it is easy to get lost in the crowds if you don't keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Book ahead to save yourself standing in line to enter the cathedral. It's worth it just to see the wonderfully detailed exterior. And the doors on the baptistery - WONDERFUL.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is totally tourist central. And the shops have made sure to cater. Most restaurants, bakeries, and gelato places will stay open a bit later because they know most people will want a picture eating in front of the Duomo. While a bit overpriced the food is good and the view even better.

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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