Duomo / Santa Maria del Fiore - Attraction Guide to Florence

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Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)


Address:
Piazza del Duomo
Florence (Firenze)
Tuscany (Toscana)
Italy IT (Italia)

Florence Duomo / Santa Maria del FioreThe Duomo, or Cathedral of Florence, is located in the very heart of Florence. Dominating the city of Florence with its simply enormous dome and extravagant architecture, Florence's Duomo cathedral it is actually the fourth largest cathedral in the world.

Designed in 1334 by city architect Giotto, the main construction work of Florence Cathedral was completed in 1359, although it actually took almost 200 years to finally complete the project. 600 years on, the Florence Duomo cathedral is still the tallest building in Florence and one of the most famous landmarks in Florence.

The enormous dome on Florence Cathedral was designed by Brunelleschi and was the largest dome of its time to be built without scaffolding, with the inner shell of the cathedral's dome providing a platform for the timbers supporting the outside structure. With more than 400 steps to the top of the dome, attractions at Florence's Duomo cathedral include spectacular panoramic views of Florence, a cavernous interior, colourful frescoes, detailed ceiling mosaics and stained-glass windows created many great Italian artists.






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