Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

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9 / 10

9 expert reviews

“Building began in the 1290s under the direction of Arnolfo Di Cambio, and the structure was designed to supersede all other churches in size and sheer magnificence.”

– Concierge

Fodor's
"In 1296 Arnolfo di Cambio (circa 1245–circa 1310) was commissioned to build "the loftiest, most sumptuous edifice human invention could devise" in the Romanesque style." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"You get to glimpse up close some of the innovative engineering techniques that genius architect Brunelleschi used to create what was, in 1436, the largest dome in history." Full review
Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"The insoluble problem of the dome was solved with genius by Brunelleschi in 1420."
Frommer's
"For centuries, people have commented that Florence's cathedral is turned inside out, its exterior boasting Brunelleschi's famous dome and a festive cladding of white, green, and pink marble." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
Editor's Pick
"To visit is to be awed." Full review
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