Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo
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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.
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Neighbourhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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jusetravel
Houston, TX60 contributions
Jun 2022
The plaza is breath taking. El Duomo and the plaza are amazing places to visit. And of course a pic at the plaza is a must.
Written 25 January 2023
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Steve S
Palm Springs, CA1,676 contributions
Sep 2022
There are always a lot of people milling about in front of the Duomo and Baptistery. During the day there is a long line waiting to go into the cathedral. Lots of outdoor restaurants dot the periphery. A happening place!
Written 23 January 2023
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Lanie C
Naples, Italy14 contributions
Jan 2023
Outside/inside was amazing architecture. Inside just underwhelming as compared to other duomo in Italy but still a must see in Florence.
Written 16 January 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada811 contributions
Dec 2022
This square hosts the legendary Duomo cathedral and the smaller Baptistery of St. John. This area is pretty busy throughout the day and the evening and it was nice to walk around the Duomo and appreciate its beauty and grandeur.

Shops were aplenty and just watch out for city vehicles roaming the area. But it is mostly car-free, pretty dominated by pedestrians.

And to confirm, there was no hay for Ezio and prospective assassins who want to follow his footsteps to land on. Do not attempt, you will desynchronize. And yes, that was an Assassin Creed reference. Firenze was signature place for the game's fans.
Written 15 January 2023
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andy6999
Dona Paula, India428 contributions
Dec 2022
The architecture and grandeur of the Duomo will take your breath away. I would recommend seeing it in day time as well as night to fully imbibe its beauty.
Written 9 January 2023
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Rosalind
Rome, Italy14 contributions
Jan 2023
I went to 10 am mass on a weekday (English masses are at 5 pm on Saturdays). It was solemn (definitely no cameras, please) and afterwards we migrated over the the main alter to contemplate, pray or go to confession. All of this out of sight of the madding crowds shuffling along in the nave. For me, this is the best way to experience a place like the Duomo.
Written 8 January 2023
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DeGeestster
Shenzhen, China25 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We haven’t had the chance to go inside, we just walked around the building. Nevertheless a breathtaking experience. A must-see while in Florence.
Written 6 January 2023
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Hugo W
London, UK372 contributions
Jan 2023
This is one of the many 'must do' when in Florence. Even though the lines queuing up to go inside the Dome were far too long for us, to just walk around the Piazza is still worth the experience!
Written 2 January 2023
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20bothwell
United Kingdom58 contributions
Nov 2022
beautiful from the outside, and walking around florence is the greatest reward , not worth more than that in our opinion , verona is more beautiful and has much more to do and see, busy place but most tourists follow each other around so try and get to fiesole for the day , this place is unique , historic and special
Written 30 December 2022
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Alessia F
London, UK31 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
My daughter and I went to Florence on a day trip from my beautiful Umbria. First time for her ( we live in the UK) so we hit straight away Piazza del Duomo. She was amazed by the beauty of the cathedral’ s façade and the complex including Giotto’ bell tower. Simply one of the best churches in Italy, the colours of the marbles are amazing and spectacular during sunset when they turn pink like the sky.
Written 28 December 2022
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