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Dome of the Duomo from Via dello Studio, Florence - Dome

Dome of the Duomo from Via dello Studio, Florence - Dome

Heading up Via dello Studio in Florence towards the Duomo (Cathedral). One more stop before that on the guided walking tour, was this studio that makes or restores statues and sculptures!

Then on to see the most famous building in Florence - The Duomo!

The first close up view of the dome of the Duomo. The whole area around the Cathedral was packed full of tourists.

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Italian pronunciation: [katteˈdraːle di ˈsanta maˈriːa del ˈfjoːre]; in English "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower") is the cathedral of Florence, Italy, or Il Duomo di Firenze, in Italian. It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.

The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major tourist attraction of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until the development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, whose archbishop is currently Giuseppe Betori.

Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome

The dome that covers the Florence cathedral (the church of Santa Maria del Fiore) is known as Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome. When it was designed, it was the largest dome in the world. This immediately created problems as its size prevented the traditional method of construction. Its structure is a double shell supported by sturdy pillars.

La Botteca Dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore - a look at the sculpture studio (on the left).

The Workshop of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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Photo prise @ Florence le 26 juin 2018 (© ell brown / Flickr)

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