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“European architecture and beauty”
Review of Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo
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Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop
Ranked #2 of 443 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.
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“European architecture and beauty”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

This area is so beautiful and so typically European. Hundreds of years to build a cathedral...so hard for anyone in the states to understand something like this. Something that is hundreds of years old and took hundreds of years to build that is still standing and looks so beautiful and crowds come in huge mobs to see this work of art and beauty. We did not go inside, but, the outside is a work of art itself. People watching in this area is also interesting. Beware, there are barkers, like New Orleans, trying to pull you into restaurants and stores, etc. The restaurants add a cover charge to your bill which can be quite a shock at the end of the meal. A friendly warning for all of you non-european type travelers. They love to add service fees, and cover charges when Americans come into their establishments...thinking that we just don't know any better. Just beware where you eat, ask questions prior to sitting down, and look carefully at the menu to be sure you are charged the correct amount. You will be much happier when the bill comes.

Visited May 2013
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“Central, active, beautiful by day and night”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I like this piazza. It's central and when you walk from one place to another in Florence you often can't help but come through here. The beautiful marble structures of the Duomo cathedral, tower and baptistry never fail to impress even when you've been through a couple of times. Also very beautiful at night. Lots of tourists, yes, but still worth visiting.

Visited May 2013
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“Perfect European setting”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We visited this today. It was raining and we got some gorgeous photos of this enormous building that took longer to build than the age of my country.
I admit I never went inside but outside was enough. Just people watching and enjoying it all.

Visited May 2013
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Perth western australia
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“Gorgeous Piazza but watch out for the Rip Off Money Changers”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Duomo Piazza is breathtaking when you first enter,Filled with massive cathedrals and churches.Lovely place to sit and have a cuppa but be warned 3 drinks cost me E20.All toilet trips cost 1.50 unless you buy some food or drinks.Please Please do not change money at the Best & Fast money changer at the corner of the Piazza as they are a blatant rip off charging a 19.98% commission and a service charge.Go to the bank to change your cash.
Lots of shops and good reasonably priced places to eat.Markets just down the road.Great spot and the hub of Florence

Visited April 2013
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“Never get board of this vision of beauty”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing each day we were drawn back to this glorious piazza. The Duomo is an impressive building which dominates the Florence skyline.

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