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Florence Duomo Tour


Florence Duomo Tour

Duomo is one of the most important churches in Florence, it is the cathedral of Florence, also known as Santa Maria del Fiore. This monumental cathedral was built in the thirteenth century, it is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture. Duomo tour is one of the most frequented by tourists who come from all over the world. The complex of this cathedral is composed of several monumental structures such as the bell tower of Giotto, Brunelleschi's Dome and the Baptistery.

Duomo tour in Florence

The Florence Cathedral contruction was begun by Arnolfo di Cambio and then continued by Giotto, Francesco Talenti and Giovanni di Lapo Ghini.

The construction of this monumental work, which attracts tourists from all over the world, involved the most important Italian artists of the Middle Ages and Renaissance such as Arnolfo di Cambio, Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Pisano, Giotto, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Donatello, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Verrocchio, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Luca della Robbia, Giorgio Vasari, Federico Zuccari and Michelangelo.

The Duomo structure is made up of a three naves basilica church connected to a wide cross vault which constitutes the base of the huge Brunelleschi's Dome. Brunelleschi's Dome is a  one-of-a-kind work that continues to astonish experts from all over the world, both for its size and its revolutionary method of building, conceived by the great Florentine architect.

Once concluded the construction of the dome, the interiors were decorated by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari who covered a surface of 3600 square meters with frescoes between 1572 and 1579, creating the biggest fresco overall.

Visiting the Cathedral of Florence it is impossible not to notice Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery, two majestic examples of art and architecture.

The bell tower contruction was started in 1298 by Arnolfo di Cambio,  who was then replaced by Giotto in 1334 who proposed its own project. Instead, the building of the Baptistery seems to be previous to the Cathedral one, even if we do not know the definite date of the original construction of this monument.


Churches in Florence