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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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  • Loved Florence! Highly recommend a quick tour of city as its large and return to you favorite spots. 
    Loved Florence! Highly recommend a quick tour of city as its large and return to you favorite spots.  more »
  • This square is one of the busiest in Florence. There are several restaurants, bars, and shops here. All of the Duomo attractions are here. It is less busy early in the morning between 7:00 and 8:30... 
    This square is one of the busiest in Florence. There are several restaurants, bars, and shops here. All of the Duomo attractions are here. It is less busy early in the morning between 7:00 and 8:30...  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.
  • Magnificent place in the city. Incredible view and amazing cathedral. I was in awe for longtime. This is a really unique place that when visiting Florence cannot be missed. Maybe the centerpiece of every trip to Florence. Around the place you will find all the shops and other places to visit.

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