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Santa Maria del Fiore

Category: Sightseeing + Tours

Piazza del Duomo 17, Firenze, 50122

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Duomo-Santa Maria del Fiore , Florence - Reviews of Duomo-Santa Maria del Fiore - IgoUgo
As for going inside Santa Maria del Fiore, it isn’t really necessary. Many of the best pieces of art and sculpture have been moved to the nearby Duomo Museum. What is left is a rather hollow, empty feeling church that is very dark. The dome is beautiful, and it’s known for its size. But the smal...
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iExplore Community: The Duomo--Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. - Florence, Italy
I don't know how people pray here. I was far too busy looking around with my mouth open to concentrate on prayer. Maybe you get used to this fabulous scene? First, look down at the intricate geometric patterns and multiple ways that the marble floor has been lain. I WANT THIS!! I don't have a clue w...
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iExplore Community: Duomo-Santa%20Maria%20del%20Fiore%20 - Florence Popular%20Sights
The Baptistry with its celebrated doors date back to the 4th century, making it one of Florence's oldest buildings. Please take a look at the pictures and ...
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Duomo, Florence
Brunelleschi's dome consists of two layers, an inner dome spanning the diameter and a parallel outer shell to protect it from the weather and give it a more pleasing external form. Both domes are supported by 24 stone half arches, or ribs, of circular form, 2.1 metres (seven feet) thick at the base ...
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Architecture
To solve these problems, the Guild of Wool Merchants here in Florence decided to hold a competition in 1418 to design a new dome (cupola) for the cathedral. There were only two architects who dared step forward, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446). They were both assigned the task....
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