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    Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore

    by Twan Written Jun 18, 2015

    The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore or simply the Duomo (cathedral), the Cathedral Basilica and the dominant symbol of the Italian city of Florence. It is the fourth largest cathedral in Europe. Santa Maria del Fiore is situated in the historic center of Florence in front of the Baptistery. Beside the church is the campanile.

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    Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore,Florence

    by gwened Updated Nov 28, 2014

    This is a majestic place that is a must to see. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was founded in the 13C at the piazza del Duomo historic center of Florence. The contruction continues until 1436 was consacrated by Pope Eugene IV.

    It has a nave of three bays, the collateral columns are lower than the central bay with a chevet having three chapels holding a huge dome of 45 meters making it the biggest ever constructed. It has a huge frescoes of 3 600 sq meters done by Giorgio Vasari and Federigo Zuccaro.

    The Astronomer Paolo Toscanelli established the first modern gnomon by making a circular opening on the dome giving a large image of the Sun on the meridian line traced by a band of marble on the keypad, it is used to determine the solace points, variations of the ecliptic, and to correct the alfonsine tables.

    This is huge to describe, you need to visit it, I give you
    http://www.visitflorence.com/florence-churches/duomo.html
    official site here
    http://www.firenzeturismo.it/en/vivi-firenze-2/luoghi-di-interesse-2/luoghi-di-interesse-dettaglio-2.html?step=scheda&provenienza=e&id_risorsa=22036

    see main page for update info as the museum is closed Under works until 2015.

    Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore chapel of St John front of Cathedral from piazza arriving at Cathedral on Piazza del Duomo closeup architecture with saints
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