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“Be prepared to climb”
Review of Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo
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$53.35*
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Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop
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$69.95*
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Small-Group Skip the Line Best of Florence Walking Tour with David and the Duomo
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$50.59*
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Private Tour: Italian Breakfast and Accademia Gallery Guided Visit
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.
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Be prepared to climb”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Lots of stairs to the top - and in the middle there's plexiglass obstructing a good view of the duomo's ceiling. Once you're at the top, the views are spectacular but not great for people who are afraid of heights. It's very high!

Visited April 2013
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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“an architectural wonder”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

be sure to read up on the history and building before you go. this should be one of the Wonders of the World.

Visited March 2013
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“Hold onto your Wallet!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Duomo of Florence is simply beautiful. The piazza is surrounded by leather shops and other merchandise. It is fun to get a gelato and sit on the steps to people watch. No visit to Florence is complete without a stop here but BEWARE. The piazza is often packed and pickpockets take advantage of this situation. I have seen them in action on several occasions. Just make sure you don't drop your guard.

Visited March 2013
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“Great atmosphere in the centre of Florence”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our hotel was literally a stones throw away from this beautiful Piazza. The architecture is fantastic and all the buildings looked well cared for and seemed to have been cleaned recently. Whist the Duomo is simply stunning the area around it is great to watch the world go by.

It's also a great central spot to wander up and down the adjacent streets and not get lost!

Visited March 2013
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Hurley, New York, USA
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“The grande cathedral”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

The church that waited with a hole in its roof for years until Brunelleschi designed it. A glory of glories

Visited March 2013
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