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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, 50122, Florence, Italy
San Giovanni
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Reviewed yesterday

To be honest, I thought the outside was cooler than the inside. Either way it's super great, but I'm not sure I would deal with all the crowds again for it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beatdapp
Reviewed yesterday

The place is really the center city of Florence, I visited it in december and there was still a lot of people so my advice is to go there early in the morning if you do not want to make too much queue. Cathedral is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ahmosis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was amazing. Just while cathedral appeared in front of us you could tell how amazing it will be. View from top was life changing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 13dejanm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly wonderful building to be admired. Lots of tourists and locals taking in the views and selfie taking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carolineo458
Reviewed 2 days ago

be careful in area I thought I saw someone scanning for open internet networks so be careful with cell phone use.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice square where you’ll probably pass through if you’re going to see the church. There are lots of stalls around and some really nice bars to stop and get a drink or food.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed 2 days ago

what an amazing buiding, its all made of marble, green pink and white, when you go far you see like it is grey, the battistero di San Giovanni and the Campanile di Giotto. We wanted to climb it using the stairs but it was booked.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Doudou-Migalo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It took me a while to locate this building, although we could see it in the background from a distance! The closer I got the more detail came to light! It’s actually quite impressive! Made with a awful lot of effort and perfection. The photos...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BZ4eva
Reviewed 4 days ago

This piazza is not as large or as wide open as those in Milan or Venice. With the Duomo so huge, and then with the Baptistery next door, there just isn’t a lot of wide-open space. It makes more sense finding out the Baptistery was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kurteg
Reviewed 4 days ago

The historic piazza with Cathedral di Santa Maria Del Fiori, Giovanni's Baptistry, Giotto's Belltower. Huge spaces and plentry of good restaurants. Just sit here and take yourself back to the medieval times.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Siddhesh K
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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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martyn19601
10 January 2019|
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Response from Jill H | Reviewed this property |
I was unable to get a reservation for the dome as I was only there four days. You need to be there six days to have access to tickets for the dome if you are using the Firenze card because it is in such demand. Book and pay... More
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jrenuvictor
5 January 2019|
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Response from TheoNiculae | Reviewed this property |
Inside the Duomo, yes, but on top of the building, there are stairs. So it is not very accessible.
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MeganT2001
9 April 2018|
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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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