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Square Of Miracles Overview

The Piazza del Duomo is located in the heart of Florence, and is one of the most iconic squares in all of Italy. The square is home to some of the city's most notable landmarks, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Campanile, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni. With its central location and abundance of things to see and do, the Piazza del Duomo is the perfect place to start your Florentine adventure!

The Piazza del Duomo is the main square in the city of Florence, Italy and its origins date back to 1064 when the first church was built on the site. This large brick-paved square is dominated by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, or the Duomo, as it is commonly called. The Duomo is one of the most recognizable buildings in all of Italy and is a prime example of Gothic architecture. The sides of the square are lined with other notable buildings such as the Palazzo della Signoria (the seat of Florentine government) and the Baptistery of St. John, which houses one of Michelangelo's famous bronze doors.

The Piazza del Duomo is a popular gathering place for both locals and tourists alike. The central location and beautiful architecture make it the perfect spot to adore the historical importance, relax, or take in the sights and sounds of Florence. On any given day, you can find street performers entertaining the crowds, vendors selling souvenirs, and countless tourists taking pictures. 

Whether you are an art lover, history buff, or simply looking to soak up some of Florence's unique atmosphere, a visit to the Piazza del Duomo is sure to leave you awestruck.

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Highlights

• Climb the cupola of the cathedral for great views of Florence and the surrounding hills.
• Visit the Museum of Opera del Duomo to see treasures from the cathedral, baptistery, and other Florentine churches.
• Stroll through all the major attractions of Florence through this cathedral square such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, Loggia Del Bigallo and many more.
• Explore the interior of the baptistery, with its beautifully mosaicked dome.
• Admire Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, bronze doors that used to be on the Baptistery and are now in a museum adjacent to it. 
• Learn about the history of Renaissance in Italy at this monumental square, admiring the work of great artists.
• Take a break in one of the cafes or gelaterias that line the piazza.

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