Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

If anyone visits Florence, it would be difficult to avoid the Duomo. In fact, why would you, it is such a beautiful, iconic building.

The Duomo stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and with the baptistery right across. The cathedral named in honour of Santa Maria del Fiore is a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata.

The cathedral was begun at the end of the 13th century by Arnolfo di Cambio, and the dome, which dominates the exterior, was added in the 15th century on a design of Filippo Brunelleschi. A statue to each of these important architects can be found outside to the right of the cathedral, both admiring their work for the rest of eternity. The cathedral took two centuries to be deemed finished- Discover Tuscany

We ascended the the bell tower, (Giotti's Bell Tower) a beautiful Gothic campanile next to the Duomo from which to take this close-up photograph of the Duomo dome.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9411 W: 371 N: 21799] (85678)
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