Piazza del Duomo, Florence

4.8
Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
To experience the city's atmosphere of culture, art, and history, drop by Piazza del Duomo, a lively square in the historic town center. One of Europe's most visited sites, this area is world-famous for offering stellar views from the main cathedral's dome, a creation of the Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi. A huge statue of the architect sits in the square, his figure looking up toward his greatest achievement. The plaza also includes a Gothic bell tower designed by the city's other celebrated architect, Giotto di Bondone. Visit the octagonal baptistery built in honor of St. John, one of the oldest structures in the city. While strolling around this public space, drop by the square's popular museum of fine art, which features masterpieces by Michelangelo and Donatello, among others. Plan your visit to Piazza del Duomo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Florence tour itinerary planner.
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  • Excellent square where a handful of sights are almost rammed in between the surrounding buildings. Bars and restaurants nearby let you sit and watch the world go by in between visiting these iconic.....  more »
  • The Duomo is such an iconic building and famous all over the world, but nothing prepares you for when you turn the corner and see it for real! It is simply breath-taking and much bigger than it...  more »

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