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Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Florence 16 Dec 2016

Posted on 16 Dec 2016
cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) and giottos bell tower (campanile), in winter with snow Florence
cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) and giottos bell tower (campanile), in winter with snow Florence
cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) and giottos bell tower (campanile), in winter with snow Florence

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Florence’s cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, is a striking Italian Gothic building. It is the fourth-largest church in the world, and was completed in 1434. Architect Arnolfo di Cambio designed the main church, with additions by Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi who worked on the dome, and Giotto who designed the bell tower. Giotto’s bell tower is stunning, making use of the same white, red and green marble that adorns the main cathedral. Take in Florence with all its romance, fine architecture and world-class art by travelling on Insight Guides' Florence: A Trip Back in Time holiday.

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