Sunday, November 05, 2006

Firenze ~ The Duomo

Various photos of and within the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the first domed structure erected in Europe since Roman times, was built between 1296 and 1436. Thanks to the AAA Europe Travel Book for the info here. The Dome was designed by Brunelleschi, and the Bell tower was designed by Giotto.

The interior is rather austere when compared to the Roman churches, though it does have some fine frescoes, by Paolo Uccello.

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