Duomo Walk, Florence

Duomo Walk, Florence
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Florence is an outrageously gorgeous city that for centuries has captured the hearts of poets, writers, artists and all who have visited. In large part, this is due to the astonishing architecture, the work of master designers, builders and craftsmen. Many of the city's most famous landmarks are to be found in the Duomo area, one of the oldest parts of the city. A neat fact about Florence is that it follows the grid pattern laid down when it was a Roman colony. The most prominent landmark is the breathtaking sight that is the cathedral, also known as the Duomo. This vast Gothic structure is one of the largest cathedrals in Italy. It was built on the site of a 7th-century church and the magnificent Renaissance dome was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, a prominent architect and engineer of the Italian Renaissance. Nearby is the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia with Michelangelo’s David. Stroll the historic streets browsing the high-end stores for designer fashions. Among the big name brands you will find here are Prada, Gucci and Cavalli. Then relax in beautiful piazzas. At night, go to one Florence's most famous meeting points, the Piazza della Repubblica. Order a drink from one of the bars or cafés and sit on an outdoor terrace watching locals and visitors pass by.

Duomo Walk - Route Map

Guide Name: Duomo Walk
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: Xena
Palazzo Pitti

1) Palazzo Pitti

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Via de' Guicciardini

2) Via de' Guicciardini

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Ponte Vecchio

3) Ponte Vecchio

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Via Por Santa Maria

4) Via Por Santa Maria

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Galleria degli Uffizi

5) Galleria degli Uffizi

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Chiasso dei Baroncelli

6) Chiasso dei Baroncelli

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Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali

7) Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali

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Palazzo Vecchio

8) Palazzo Vecchio

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Loggia del Mercato Nuovo

9) Loggia del Mercato Nuovo

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Piazza della Repubblica

10) Piazza della Repubblica

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Torri degli Adimari

11) Torri degli Adimari

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Piazza del Duomo

12) Piazza del Duomo

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Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence Cathedral)

13) Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence Cathedral)

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