Suggesting that you should see the Duomo when visiting Florence is like suggesting that you should breathe, it is almost unavoidable. Not only does it dominate the skyline, but almost all of the roads will lead you there as well. With that said, it is truly one of the most stunning cathedrals in all of Europe. Officially called the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, the Duomo has the largest brick dome in the world. The façade of the cathedral is as equally beautiful with its intricate details and uniquely white coloring compared to most other cathedrals.
Giotto’s Campanile or the Bell Tower
Beautiful Art Above the Doors
Dominating the Skyline
Pink and Green Marble Panels
Details on the Bell Tower
Looking Up at the Entrance
Construction began on the church in 1296 and it would take about 140 years to…
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