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
Best of Florence Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line at Michelangelo’s ‘David’ BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $62
Duration: 3 hours
All Florence and Hills guided city tour with Accademia and Uffizi skip the line BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $135
Duration: 7 hours
Skip-the-Line Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $84
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Piazza del Duomo Reviews
Awesome, breathtaking, inspiring, and exceptional. This is one of those places created by exceptionally talented people (man made) which lifts one spirits, and transcends time. Endlessly fascinating, ... more »
Por donde quiera que lo mires, verás arte e historia por lo cual es grandioso estar en ese lugar. El inconveniente es que hay mucha gente, por lo que tienes que ir despacio y, por supuesto, si quieres... more »Everywhere you look at it, you'll see art and history so it's great to be in that place. The downside is that there are many people, so you have to go slow and, of course, if you want to know the batisterior, duomo, you will have to make a long line so I recommend going super early.
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