Santa Maria Del Fiore In Florence
The third largest church of the world
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Santa Maria Del Fiore, Florence (Itay)
Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral which is designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and Filippo Brunelleschi. It is the third largest church of world. It is the largest church of Europe that gets completed in 15th century. The cathedral is named after Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and is the Gothic structure which is built on site of the church of Santa Reparata that situated here in the 7th Century. The remains of this old church are found in the crypt.
History of Santa Maria del Fiore
The construction of the cathedral started in the 13th Century by the designer Arnolfo di Cambio and dome got constructed in the 15th century under the design of the Filippo Brunelleschi. Statue of these important architects can be found outside towards the right of the cathedral. It took about two centuries for finishing the deeming of the Cathedral.
Duomo in Florence was consecrated soon after the dome is in the place although façade was just half finished. It was the decoration and remained unfinished until the 19th century. At the point, it was redone depending on time finally finished.
The exterior is covered by decorative mix of the pink, green and white marble. Interior is much stark and plain and greatly enjoyed during warmer summer days as the temperature inside is cooler.
Entrance into the Florence Cathedral is free and so the place is usually crowded by the tourists. The administration is trying their best to allow a number of people at one time to church but their concern is the noise level. The authorities have introduced the audio or radio guides so that noise level can be reduced well. There are discounts for large groups of students. Getting a tour guide is a good option for visiting this Cathedral as they would be able to take to the special areas and also provide the travelers with so much of details, legends etc. Roof top terraces and the exclusive visit to them are possible with such a tour guide you hire. It can be an incredible experience one gets from the visit to Santa Maria del Fiore.
Climb Duomo to see the Entire Florence
Climbing to the top of Brunelleschi’s Cupola is another exciting experience one gets from the Santa Maria del Fiore. The dome is egg-shaped without any scaffolding. It was not easier to work for such a huge dome to be built during that time. There are 436 steps in the stairs to climb up the dome which is indeed worth it for the beautiful view of the Florence and the close view of Dome’s interiors.
Santa Maria del Fiore is an architectural wonder considering the time when it was built. It is a delight for the eyes of the visitors with the beautiful artworks inside the Santa Maria del Fiore. View from the top of Cupola is another exciting factor about this site.
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It took almost 140 years to build the Duomo in Florence.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was the major church in Florence during the Renaissance period and it set the pillars for Italian Renaissance in Florence. The architecture of this cathedral preserves important works of art. This church is said to have started a new era of art by inspiring many artists and engineers.
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