Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo, Florence: Address, Piazza del Duomo Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza del Duomo
4.5
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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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Neighborhood: 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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janiewa
Punta Gorda, FL510 contributions
Heart of Florence
Oct 2021
This square symbolizes Florence to me. If you haven't seen the cathedral and the surrounding buildings, then you have not truly experienced the city. Spend a few moments just standing there to experience the atmosphere the city offers.
Written November 20, 2021
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Jan H
Swansea, UK13 contributions
Climb to the top of the cathedral dome for an unrivalled view of Florence!
Oct 2021
We booked ahead to visit the Dome of the Cathedral - well worth it to avoid huge queues - even in October. There are close on 500 steps to the top so this is not a stair climb for the faint-hearted or those with medical conditions but the 360 degree views over Florence and the surrounding hills from the top of the Dome cannot be beaten.
You visit the gallery at the base of the dome which features frescoes depicting scenes from the Last Judgement, painted by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
As you ascend, you walk through narrow passageways of brick showing the construction of the Dome
The architect of the dome, Filippo Brunelleschi was nothing short of a genius designing the dome - which is still the largest masonry dome ever built - but also designing tools to get it built - including ways of transporting hot dinners up to the workmen! On the way down, there is an exhibition of the construction methods used when the Dome was built. Fascinating and a "must" for engineers and architects!
Written October 31, 2021
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN423 contributions
Lots of street vendors in the area
Dec 2020
You will have your choice for purchasing just about anything at the market. My spouse found several leather items, while is stocked up on scarves and ties.
Written October 29, 2021
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Andy S
San Ramon, CA15 contributions
A must see
Oct 2021
large Piazza, lots of people. be aware of the hustlers, lots of beggars. watch your wallet. lots of gelato places, be aware molst of them are tourist traps, with bad food and high prices. if you wonder a little to one of the side street, you will find great reasonable places to eat
Written October 20, 2021
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada144 contributions
Heart of Florence
Oct 2021
The Duomo, the Bell Tower, the Baptistry what more could you ask for. Restaurants are surprisingly good, some talented street musicians, gelato - it is travel in Italy
Written October 16, 2021
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Lms_La
Arlington, TX98 contributions
The Walk to the top
Oct 2021
My wife and I did the climb (463) steps to the top of the Doumo. It was a little exhausting but glad we did. The only issue is because of covid, they send you up in small groups and keep you moving the entire time. Did not really have sufficient time to enjoy the view from the top.
Written October 16, 2021
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Nashville_brent_65
Franklin, TN282 contributions
Absolutely remarkable
Oct 2021 • Couples
The size of this place is incredible! The detail of the designs is hard to fathom.
We didn’t go inside the chapel but we did climb the 400+ steps up the bell tower.
That offers awesome views of the city.
Written October 11, 2021
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Kendall K
671 contributions
Piazza del Duomo
Sep 2021 • Couples
My girlfriend took me here to share in an experience she had when she had visited once before with her best friend. Seeing this massive historic structure was beautiful. Not only that, the bustling traffic surrounding it is a joy, seeing people take photos, artist selling their paintings, and other various activities. I recommend taking a seat at one of the many restaurants near by and enjoy the view with some good Italian food and wine.
Written October 1, 2021
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Grace
Florence, Italy38 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2021
The outside is very beautiful and it's definitely one place to see when you come to Florence but i don't feel like the inside is worth it.
May be go see the tower and the other part of the church
Written September 19, 2021
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DudeWithGlasses
Los Angeles, CA333 contributions
Gorgeous
Jun 2021
Great area in the Piazza. The church is stunningly beautiful. Makes for some epic shots. Must see in the daytime and again at night.
Written September 9, 2021
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