"The Duomo" Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore Tip by kenyneo

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

  Me and the Duomo
by kenyneo

This structure is so special that I feel only one picture of her , would not do her justice .
The facade of the doumo looked so unreal ..and beautiful and at the same time so detailed with design.

You can climb the 414 steps Companile to have a clear sky view look at the Cupola.

A little history

The third and last Florentine cathedral (the cathedral is always the church that is the seat of the bishopric), it was given the name of Santa Maria del Fiore (Holy Mary of the Flower) in 1412 in clear allusion to the lily symbol of the city. It was built on top of the second cathedral, which early Christian Florence had dedicated to Santa Reparata and which remained in activity for nine centuries, until orders were given to demolish it in 1375:

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 Oct 12, 2004
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