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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Piazza Duomo sets the stage for the majestic cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo of Florence, the symbol of the city. Today it is the fifth largest cathedral in the world, capable of holding more than 30,000 people.

From the outside it looks opulent but homogeneous with a geometric covering that alternates slabs of white, green and red marble, a distinctive feature of Florence's monumental architecture. The interior, on the other hand, is enveloped in a sense of sobriety that leads the visitor to the great dome by Brunelleschi, where the breathtaking frescoes display the magnificence of the work of Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.

The different styles contained in the Cathedral, from Gothic to Romanesque, are evidence of the long period of time from commencement until its completion. From the top of the dome there is a spectacular view of the city.

 

 

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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