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“Impressive but crowded”
Review of Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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“Impressive but crowded”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I recommend going EARLY in the morning or LATE at night, otherwise it is VERY crowded with tour groups. Very impressive Duomo though.

Visited November 2012
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“Best place in Florence.”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We kept finding ourselves crossing this piazza. If you don't see anything else, this is a must. The magnificent Duomo is absoutely stunning ... at night it is even more so.

The baptistery is also something to behold. Its bronze doors, although high quality replicas, are incredible in their fine workmanship.

Visited October 2012
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Massena, New York
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“beautiful plaza”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

beautiful church artwork and design were magnificient. plaza has entertainment and shops as well as restuarants.

Visited October 2012
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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“a great photo from any angle!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

very busy here but there is always a spot to take a great photo from. Watch out for the emergency vehicles, which seem to use it as a base and be mindful of the peddlars and beggars (potential pickpockets) who like to strike when you are taking your photos of the Duomo!

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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“The center of florentine religius life”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very couriuos the story of the column of saint zanobius erected in 1400 on the spot where in 400a.d. A dead elm flowered in winter at the passage of the saint's remains as these were being transferred to the new cathedral. Great story!

Visited September 2012
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