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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  • Admiring the Duomo from the outside is a spectaculare view! The design and size of the Duomo is just absurd. You cannot visit Florence without visitng the Piazza del Duomo!  more »
  • The cathedral is fantastic on the outside, spectacular, the tower, the Batisterio everything, but if you want to enter there is a queue of more than 2 hours because it is free entry, but the truth is that it is not worth it, is very simple, simple, nothing spectacular the truth I'm disappointed.
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