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- Il Duomo of Florence
- Il Duomo of FlorenceJan 12, 2014
the florence cathedral with fantastic brunelleschi dome
NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance which has no compulsory itinerary
- Il Duomo of FlorenceNov 14, 2013
It impossible to miss seeing Il Duomo in Florence. Boasting the largest brick dome in the world, this cathedral is another must-see when you're in town. Climb the 400+ stairs to the top for a breathtaking view of Florence as well as a close up look at the dome's interior frescoes.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Florence's main cathedral. It is built in the Gothic style and took more than 200 years to complete. It is built in the basilica style and has a massive dome which dominates the structure. The dome itself is really an engineering marvel and required the development of new building techniques to ensure the cement set correctly without collapsing.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceOct 20, 2013
The Duomo, or by its proper name, Santa Maria del Fiore, is the central structure of the city of Florence. The massive dome, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, is probably the city's most recognizable landmark. The exterior of the Basilica is, indeed, something to marvel at. Photos scarcely do justice to the immeasurable detail work that makes up the facade, or all of the hidden intricacies one might discover while viewing the building from the outside (I've STILL not been able to find the cow). The inside is just as impressive as the out. The duomo's interior ceiling fresco took 11 years and 2 artists to complete... and it shows. Don't just visit. Absorb.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Oct 17, 2013
The landmark of Florence! Some just go visit Michaelangelo square to get a good view of the city and right smack at the center is the cupola of the Duomo. However if you have time to stay and admire the city its worthwhile visiting the Duomo. Just outside the church I must have had dozens and dozens of photos taken :)
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 16, 2013
I read Brunelleschi's Dome before visiting, which made the duomo at Santa Maria del Fiore one of the highlights of my trip. The line was fairly long to go into the dome but it was absolutely worth the wait for some of the best views of Florence.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1First to ReviewAug 15, 2013
Read Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King to understand the importance of the dome on the Florence cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore). It was considered one of the wonders of the Renaissance and still remains amazing.
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 03, 2013
Il Duomo is perhaps the iconic architectural landmark for Firenze, or Florence, Italy. It embodies not only the soul of what Florence represents, which is one of the centers of the Renaissance period in the 14th century, but also is a homage to the ingenuity and esthetic heart of Florentine culture and style.
You can marvel from outside at its design and ornate Friezes, or you can go inside and see the beautiful craftsmanship that made Florence famous in the 1300s. You can even take the steps inside the walls of the dome up toward the top. (Just be aware it is a lot of steps, and narrow!)
- Il Duomo of FlorenceMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJun 22, 2013
The symbol and center of Florence, this beautiful church cannot be missed. Exquisite facade and impressive architecture, make sure to go completely around it to take in the sheer magnitude of the structure before going inside to marvel at is quiet elegance.
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Aliases: Santa Maria del Fiore