Piazza del Duomo, Florence

4.8
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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  • When you think about Florence you immediately think about this Piazza. It was amazing to see it nearly empty during daytime (June 2020). My only concern was the incredibly ugly black color on the...  more »
  • This Piazza del Duomo is by far nicest most lively Piazza. Here the main attraction is the Duomo cathedral, the most beautiful and unusual Cathedral worldwide and all the other beautiful buildings...  more »

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