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Charming Piazza

This Piazza does get crowded during the day. Lot of tour groups and visitors taking in the sights... read more

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jb21122013
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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GREAT VIEWS BUT CROWDED

This is probably the most crowded square in Florence. It is home to the Duomo and Baptistery. Be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
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Piazza San Giovanni, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Piazza does get crowded during the day. Lot of tour groups and visitors taking in the sights. However the Piazza is best after dark. It is romantic to stroll through the piazza after everyone has gone home. The Duomo all lit up at night...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the most crowded square in Florence. It is home to the Duomo and Baptistery. Be prepared for very large crowds. The best bet is to go early morning or late afternoon/early evening. It does afford beautiful views of the buildings.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful area with spectacular buildings, notably the Duomo, and all the other connecting buildings. It is amazing. However, if you go during midday, it will be super crowded and instead of looking around at the architecture, you will just be having...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

One of the most crowded squares of Florence as it is where the Duomo is Far too many people and difficult to enjoy the architecture of the Duomo and tower.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Beautiful central piazza with magnificent Battistero of Florence in the center. Plenty of cafes and restaurants around, vibrant at night and extremely crowded during the day. Do not miss the Loggia del Bigallo, an impressive late Gothic building with two arches richly decorated with elaborate...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

There are many restaurants to enjoy here or you can sit and watch the hustle unfolding in front of you. You can watch as people climb the bell tower and the dome as my wife did as she has vertigo so couldn’t do it. There...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This city square was a short walk from our hotel. It's a lively, lovely place to visit. There's plenty of places to eat or drink with outside seating to just sit and soak in the atmosphere and people watch. Just some of the places to...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 29 September 2017

If not for the crowds I would have loved to stay longer Unfortunately, free does draw a crowd. It is scary to think of the talent, effort, and artistry that went into these structures. I cannot stress enough as to how important a guide, even...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Piazza San Giovanni is the area where you will find yourself facing the famous Florence Duomo with its Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery, as well as all the other great buildings around. The Piazza is always full with people, mostly excited about just being...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

What a lovely piazza, we visited early evening when the building was lit up, it is opposite the Duomo, so great location, great photo opportunity, it house The Baptistery, is surrounded by shops and places to eat, a nice place to sit, people watch and...More

Thank Terry C
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