"Duomo Cupola" Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore Tip by geeyook

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

  Interior of Cupola
by geeyook

The massive Filippo Brunelleschi designed octagonal cupola, built between 1420-1436, was considered an engineering marvel at the time. Brunelleschi devised new building techniques and actually built 2 domes with common ribbing in order to deal with the massive size and weight of the dome. The frescos on the interior of the cupola were painted by Giorgio Vasariand and Federico Zuccari.

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

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2004
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