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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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Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to sit and enjoy the piazza. Dont buy a anything around the square, is very expensive. Lots of things to see, lots of good bistros and pizzerias

Thank 705olam
Reviewed yesterday

View from the terrace is amazing! Definitely worth the climb up, as you'll have a 365 degree view of the city! Also, it's only 463 steps. I would also recommend booking the 4:30pm tour, as it's the last tour of the day (read: fewer people...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed yesterday

I only spent one day in Florence and the Duomo was the second place I visited while there. It was beautiful and a sight to be seen, even from the outside.

Thank inariia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unusual light unforbidding cathedral but like st Paul’s a bit squashed in its square. But on its way to see David .

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The church is huge and is stunning. The red dome dominates the Florence skyline. The church is well worth seeing. It is located in the old center city, and is surrounded on all sides by shops and restaurants.

Thank FishBob49
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the cathedral square is a must. Adorned with marvels of masonry and every colour of marble the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Giotto's Campanile are incredible feats and what brings everyone to the square. However every where you turn there is...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

It saddened me to see that you had to pay to enter the church, (something is wrong with that concept) but the exterior certainly was beautiful. You must see it at night as well. don't miss the golden doors.

Thank jeannej77
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great for people watching and for enjoying the street musicians. The weather was warm enough in the beginning of November to be outside and enjoy the beautiful cathedral and the street performers.

Thank JeanBean15
Reviewed 4 days ago

Too late for buying tickets, so sat in the square with an Apero spritzer looking at the most beautiful building I've ever seen.Cues of hundreds, so make sure you get tickets for a tour so you can go early, and pass the cues,.I really don't...More

Thank Odyssey704206
Reviewed 5 days ago

First, let us not Forget Florenece is UNESCO heritage, as the craddle of the Italian Renaissance. As such, the second you enter this piazza, you lose all doubt on this regard. the most beautiful and emblematic monuments of that era are all within it. From...More

Thank Carlos B
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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
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9 April 2018|
Response from Ccari01 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need any tickets nor get in line to walk around Florence.You can start at the Piazza del Duomo and walk towards the Ponte Vecchio.Along the way ,you will pass Piazza Della Republica and Piazza Della Signoria.Turn... More
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