"The beautiful building" Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore Tip by craic

Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence: 251 reviews and 528 photos

  Glimpse the Duomo.
by craic
  • Glimpse the Duomo. - Florence
      Glimpse the Duomo.
    by craic
  • The beautiful building - Florence
  • The beautiful building - Florence
  • The beautiful building - Florence

Many a long year ago - last century - I saw a postcard of the most beautiful building. A black and green marble church in Florence. It was so beautiful I went home to my flat and my husband and said - Let's board the cats, give up the flat and move to Florence until our money runs out.
Reason prevailed and we didn't.
But as we set out into the streets of Florence I was looking for this black and green church.
What a laugh. It is now a glistening pink and white and green church. They are in the process of cleaning it. You can see the black still on parts of it where the scaffolding is.
Inside it is quite plain and cavernous. Outside it is a riot, almost edible. But it is very beautiful I think. It doesn't quite tip over into kitsch.
Like so many churches in Italy you can't really get back far enough to see it all. As you move around the city, glimpses of Duomo.

Address: Florence Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Firenze, Italy
Directions: Near Giotto
Phone: +39 055 230 2885
Website: http://www.ilgrandemuseodelduomo.it/#cattedrale

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  • Written Nov 23, 2007
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