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Florence Cathedral

  • Also Known As: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Italian: Duomo di Firenze

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Brunelleschi's Dome

Florence Cathedral is a magnificent Gothic and Renaissance cathedral in Florence, Italy. The 15th century church is especially celebrated for the main Dome. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
0780/00/00 Stairs in the Duomo lead down to remains of the walls and floors of houses built in the Roman city of Florentia. Also visible are the mosaics belonging to the first floor of the 8th century church decorated with polychrome geometric patterns.
1100/00/00 Some time between 1050 and 1106 a raised choir was built above a new crypt of Santa Reparata. The floor 9m below the Dumo bear the names of the 14 donors of Latin origin who funded the early basilica's construction.
1294/00/00 Arnolfo di Cambio Architect The Florence city council approves Arnolfo di Cambio's design for a new Cathedral to replace the existing Basilica of Santa Reparata.
1334/00/00 Giotto di Bondone Architect Giotto di Bondone becomes the Master of the Works of the Florence Cathedral.
1351/00/00 Francesco Talenti Architect Francesco Talenti succeedes Andrea Pisano as director of works of the Florence Cathedral.
1418/08/19 Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome of the Cathedral under construction ... shall do so before the end of the month of September. If the model be used he shall be entitled to a payment of 200 gold Florins.
1906/00/00 Agatha Christie Visitor Accompanying May Sturges to Italy, Agatha spends one month in Italy where she tours Santa maria del Fiore in the Piazza San Giovanni.


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Particulars for Florence Cathedral:
Area of Significance Architecture
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Building Use Cathedral
Building Type Church
Art Medium Fresco
Architectural Style Gothic
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Historic Use Graves, burials
Era Medieval Europe
Art Type Mural
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Religion, Cultural Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Building Attribute Stained Glass

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