|front of the Cathedral|
WHAT IS THE CATHEDRAL OF FLORENCE? - The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, translated in English means "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flowers." It's also called "Il Duomo di Firenze." It is the main church of Florence and and one of the largest churches in the country. Construction started in 1296. It was built in the Gothic style with the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. (We'll look at the dome in the next blog).
|Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flowers|
|Tom at the side of the Cathedral|
WHERE IS IT? - The cathedral complex which includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile.is located in Piazza del Duomo. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of Florence.
|Tom hamming it up in the cathedral|
|A partial side view of the cathedral - it was too big to get all of it!|
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