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“Huge and ornate” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo
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Florence Duomo Complex Small-Group Tour
Ranked #2 of 426 things to do in Florence
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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.
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“Huge and ornate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This building is huge! I've seen many castles and old buildings now, and this one was just fantastic, right up there in the top 20 across Europe in this trip. Great as the sun goes down. The inside is quite barren, but the outside is ornate.

Visited November 2012
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“BeautIful dome and crowded all the time.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We were here in late October. It was a 2 hr wait to get inside. Snuck in the other entrance unknowingly with a tour group. The dome inside as well as outside is the best and the only beautiful thing there is. For the paintings visit the Uffizi. Outside the duomo, it's like a street fair 24-7. Very crowded confusing and in the midst of all this, our five year old decide to chase pigeons. Couldn't get inside in the baptistry. Had younger kids so we couldn't climb the Dome. But got the view from up the Boboli gardens.

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“From there you have your starting point”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Meet there for anything you like to do! Is a good central position to start any tour. The square it self is nice, but full of tacky shops!

Visited June 2012
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“A Square Where to Feel Protected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Just to walk around the square, and around and around is relaxing. If you had the time you could spend days looking, studying, praying and reflecting both outside and inside...

Visited January 2013
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“Busy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a very busy square in Florence. Obviously a lot of people are there to see the Duomo and I can understand why, it's beautiful and HUGE!

This is where you can get a horse and cart ride around Florence, I can't remember how much it cost but am sure it was about 45 euros for 45 mins. Was a great way to see the city.

The only downside to this amazing square were the street sellers. They were everywhere and were all selling the same stuff, mass-produced artwork, sunglasses and kids helicopter toys.

Visited August 2012
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