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FLORENCE'S SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE CATHEDRAL

written by Chiara Guzzetti

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Dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, it is the result of many artists who worked there over several centuries.

Works for the construction of the cathedral began on 8 September 1296 and continued under several master builder: Giotto, Andrea Pisano and Francesco Talenti.
The facade, in Gothic style, belongs to the period of eight hundred. In 1434, the work of the cathedral came to an end and the church was consacrated two years later.

In 1420 Brunelleschi won the competition to build the dome that was built with bricks placed in a herringbone pattern. The interior of the dome was frescoed by Vasari and Zuccari (1572-1579). The lantern was begun in 1445 and completed in 1461 with the golden sphere also designed by Brunelleschi.
Once the lantern was ended, the total height of the religious monument reached 107 meters.

  • Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral
    Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral
  • Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral
    Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral
  • Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral
    Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral
  • Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral
    Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral

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