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.
Tours to Piazza del Duomo
$48 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$97 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Piazza del Duomo reviews
The piazza is great, also a lot of places to eat near there, only problem is lines are long to go inside and all the way up too, not to miss in Florence more »
I visited with my mum in June 2019 with Florence tours by Made of Tuscany and we got to the the best views of the Duomo,Bellissimo!! Definitely a must go if you’re visiting Italy! more »
Beautiful place to walk. I really like the big Duomo, it is impressive and a work of art. Only one architect could achieve this and he succeeded brilliantly.
We stayed in a hotel one block from the Duomo and when we walked around the corner and saw the Duomo for the first time it literally took our breath away. The size and the beauty of this structure was unlike anything we've ever seen...it almost looked too big and beautiful to be real.
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