Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Dominating the Florence skyline is the russet-domed Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore , with its furiously pretty façade in pink,...
Battistero di San Giovanni
Across from the cathedral is Florence's 11th-century Romanesque baptistry, an octagonal striped structure of white-and-green marble with...
Florence's duomo , the city's most iconic landmark, is among Italy's 'Big Three' (with Pisa's Leaning Tower and Rome's Colosseum). Its...
With its old stone vaults, scrubbed wooden tables and refreshingly modern air, this enoteca run by the dynamic and charismatic Igor is...
Slow food meets gelato. The shop is two parts sterilised dairy, one part 1930s Milan. Top-notch ingredients including seasonal fruits...
Piazza del Duomo · interesting places nearby
Begun in 1334 by Giotto, Florence Cathedral’s soaring bell tower rises nearly as high as the cathedral’s dome. Its elaborate Gothic facade, including 16 life-size statues, represents a Who’s Who of 14th-century art, including Giotto Andrea Pisano, Donatello and Luca Della Robbia (the originals are in Museo dell’Opera del Duomo). Climb its 414 steps for nearly the same superb city view as Brunelleschi’s dome without the snaking lines.