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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 outside of the church and baptistery were incredible. We did not walk the stairs up to the top of the Duomo, so can't comment on that, but the inside of the church was rather plain compared to... 
    The outside of the church and baptistery were incredible. We did not walk the stairs up to the top of the Duomo, so can't comment on that, but the inside of the church was rather plain compared to...  more »
  • This is the most iconic place in Florence and there is a reason why. The sight of the Cathedral and overall all the spots around it makes for a great picture and a lovely time in the centre. 
    This is the most iconic place in Florence and there is a reason why. The sight of the Cathedral and overall all the spots around it makes for a great picture and a lovely time in the centre.  more »
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  • It’s one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen. The architecture is magnificent. The colors are awesome. It looks super beautiful. I am absolutely in love with it. It is a must see attraction in Florence. Also the whole square is full of beautiful attractions and nice cafes and restaurants.
  • The historic site itself is absolutely amazing! The architecture is beautiful! However, having to walk the road filled with vendors that are trying to sell counterfeit watches, purses, and everything else needs to be addressed as it takes away from the site as a whole!

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