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
La piazza è meravigliosa, il Duomo fantastico e l'atmosfera sempre frizzante di turisti. Ottima la scelta di renderla completamente pedonale. more »The square is wonderful, the Cathedral fantastic and the atmosphere always sparkling with tourists. Great choice to make it completely pedestrian.
Piazza affascinante, ci si rende conto di quanto gli artisti una volta erano bravi e raffinati. Una perla in una città bellissima more »Fascinating square, you realize how good and refined artists were once. A pearl in a beautiful city
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