Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo, Florence: Address, Piazza del Duomo Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza del Duomo
4.5
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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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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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barby-leo
Cape Coral, FL82 contributions
Nov. 2021
It’s a magical place! Everywhere you look are these beautiful buildings. Daytime or night it’s always beautiful.
Written 10 January 2022
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Brian D
20 contributions
Dec. 2021
The tour guide had some great history to relate, and then the tour was fantastic. Each stop to the top of the Dome had a lot of great information and broke up the workout of climbing 100s of steps.
Written 2 January 2022
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal189 contributions
Dec. 2021
You marvel at the exterior of the Duomo, but don't forget to check out the architecture around the square, inclyding a few cool wine doors along the way.
Written 14 December 2021
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wir43
Frankfurt, Germany5 contributions
Nov. 2021
Climbing up the dome is worth it but very challenging.
The baptisterium and museum are also worth visiting.
Written 13 December 2021
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Chuck D
Furlong, PA324 contributions
Nov. 2021
Such a beautiful and elegant cathedral. While we didn't get to climb the stairs to the dome (next time perhaps) it was amazing to view from the ground.
Written 5 December 2021
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janiewa
Punta Gorda, FL510 contributions
Oct. 2021
This square symbolizes Florence to me. If you haven't seen the cathedral and the surrounding buildings, then you have not truly experienced the city. Spend a few moments just standing there to experience the atmosphere the city offers.
Written 20 November 2021
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Jan H
Swansea, UK13 contributions
Oct. 2021
We booked ahead to visit the Dome of the Cathedral - well worth it to avoid huge queues - even in October. There are close on 500 steps to the top so this is not a stair climb for the faint-hearted or those with medical conditions but the 360 degree views over Florence and the surrounding hills from the top of the Dome cannot be beaten.
You visit the gallery at the base of the dome which features frescoes depicting scenes from the Last Judgement, painted by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
As you ascend, you walk through narrow passageways of brick showing the construction of the Dome
The architect of the dome, Filippo Brunelleschi was nothing short of a genius designing the dome - which is still the largest masonry dome ever built - but also designing tools to get it built - including ways of transporting hot dinners up to the workmen! On the way down, there is an exhibition of the construction methods used when the Dome was built. Fascinating and a "must" for engineers and architects!
Written 31 October 2021
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN423 contributions
Dec. 2020
You will have your choice for purchasing just about anything at the market. My spouse found several leather items, while is stocked up on scarves and ties.
Written 29 October 2021
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Andy S
San Ramon, CA15 contributions
Oct. 2021
large Piazza, lots of people. be aware of the hustlers, lots of beggars. watch your wallet. lots of gelato places, be aware molst of them are tourist traps, with bad food and high prices. if you wonder a little to one of the side street, you will find great reasonable places to eat
Written 20 October 2021
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada144 contributions
Oct. 2021
The Duomo, the Bell Tower, the Baptistry what more could you ask for. Restaurants are surprisingly good, some talented street musicians, gelato - it is travel in Italy
Written 16 October 2021
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