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The Duomo of Florence replaced by Montefiascone Cathedral !

Google Maps: shows the Duomo of Montefiascone instead of the right Florence Duomo :-)

Google Maps: showing the Duomo of Montefiascone instead of the Duomo of Florence :-)

We’ve been receiving calls from some of our visitors saying that the maps across our websites, in particular in pages such as
http://www.florenceaccommodation.com/florence-historical-center/, that the Duomo of Florence is showing up labeled as the Montefiascone Cathedral and can we fix it…? We are here to reassure everyone: we checked this morning and our very own Duomo of Florence is still sitting in its rightful spot, more imposing than ever ;-)

The beautiful Basilica of Santa Margherita, or Montefiascone cathedral is still in Montefiascone, even if its transfer to Florence would have been a great occasion to visit it. It seems that Google Maps at the moment is convinced that the cathedral of Montefiascone took over the place of Florence’s cathedral, and all maps (including those on websites such as ours that use Google’s great map service) are currently showing this curious error. It also seems that this mistake is only showing up on the internationl version of Google Maps: search for “Florence Italy” to see it yourself. On the Italian version of Google Maps the Florence Duomo is right where it should be.

We’re sure this is a short-lived blimp of the Google Maps service and that our beloved Florence Duomo will soon return to its rightful spot for international visitors. In the meantime, you can rest assured that you can continue to book your room with a view over Florence’s famous Duomo ;-)

  • Lourdes

    Too funny – yes, the cathedral that has been there for centuries is now gone and replaced by another. Who knows how they managed to make this mistake.