As the city's skyline symbol, the legendary Duomo is famous above all for its dome: Filippo Brunelleschi's Renaissance ... More
Santa Maria del Fiore
As the city's skyline symbol, the legendary Duomo is famous above all for its dome: Filippo Brunelleschi's Renaissance masterpiece, completed in 1436, created a double dome shell so that the dome is entirely self-supporting. It still stands as the largest masonry dome in the world, containing over four million bricks. Climb to the top (all 463 steps) to get an unforgettable panoramic view of the city, which has changed little in the past 500 years. Construction started in 1296 on the site of the Roman basilica of Santa Reparata, of which there are still visible remains with a design by the great Florentine architect, Arnolfo di Cambio. The existing neo-Gothic facade was added in the 19th Century by Emilio De Fabris. Covering a massive 3600 square meters (38,750 square feet), the frescoes inside the dome depict the Last Judgment, painted by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
The church, whose name translates into St. Mary of the Lily referring to the flower classically depicted as being presented
by the Angel Gabriel during the Annunciation), is more commonly known as Santa Maria Zobenigo after the Jubanico family ...
This building was originally erected in the middle of the 11th Century and after modifications spanning three centuries, the church
finally took the form of the plans drawn up by Neri di Fioravante at the end of the 14th ...
This discreet, smart boutique hostel is located under the casted shadow of the magnificent Cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore or
what the locals call Il Duomo. On the same street you will also find the Museo dell' Accademia or ...
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