Piazza del Duomo, Florence

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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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  • The white, pink and green wedding cake cathedral is sensational and it dominates the piazza. It's such a treat to walk by, and when queuing to enter the cathedral, what else would you rather look at.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful tourist places in Florence surrounded by shops of international brands and when you turn around the building you see italian leather shops, souvenir shops and Italian restaurants and do not miss the shops delicious ice cream
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