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“Beautiful Florence”
Review of Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo
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Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop
Ranked #2 of 631 things to do in Florence
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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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautiful Florence”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Asdide from the great shopping, we agree that this is why visitors go to Florence. Beautiful architecture in an amazing piazza.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Big surprise!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We came to Florence without any research and came upon this piazza by chance and it was spectacular! Way more impressive then the leaning tower in Pisa.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pretty, but overcrowded even in winter”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Too many tourists! The frustration of trying to wiggle your way through the throng of people is sometimes not worth it. Restaurants in the immediate vicinity are tourist traps

Visited December 2012
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Perugia, Italy
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“Always amazing”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

No matter how many times you see it or from what angle, or distance, or at what time of day, the exterior of the Duomo itself is amazing. The sculptured doors look as though the figures are made of velvet in certain lights, the sculptured details around the outside walls can be examined for hours... you might need some refreshment in between gazing sessions and some kind of guide to their meaning might help if you have no idea of this kind of art. From the gold up high to the curves and lines of the pink and white stonework at eye level, you can stare at this for a long time, or often, before you ever go inside. You can't miss it, of course it's the centre of Florence. Allow time to look all around the outside; it will never disappoint you.

Visited January 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Amazing cathedral, crowded on top of dome”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The cathedral is incredible and is well worth seeing. We shelled out 10 euros to walk to the top of the dome, but the dome was so crowded, it made enjoying it virtually impossible. It was pretty impressive to see the dome's artwork up close though.

Visited October 2012
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