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TUSCANY – “Dolce Vita” in an Old Land

Duomo Cathedral, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

From Wikipedia

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy, begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th century Gothic Revival facade by Emilio De Fabris.

The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches, and until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, whose archbishop is currently Giuseppe Betori.


duomo, italy, florence, tuscany, toscana


  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 4 years ago

    Great work,Denis…I like the angle you have taken this from.

  • Thank you mate!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 4 years ago

    The converging verticals work well here Denis. Gives it a sense of Drama Surely what Arnolfo di Cambio wanted!

    Love the sky. Personally I’d have been tempted to clone out that bit of black roof halfway up on the right side, as it draws your eye away.



  • Thank you Dave for your constructive comment!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and pov

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    Excellent shot mate.

  • Thank you mate!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Andrew Ness -
    Andrew Ness - ...about 4 years ago

    Nice shot Denis. I’ve been to the top of the Duomo, it’s a great view! Such an imposing building.

  • Thank you my friend, I also have been on the top, it is really fantastic view on the city!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Denis!! wonderful architecture and detail!!

  • Thanks a lot Kate!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 4 years ago

    ♥ Fabulous capture Denis !!!! ☺♥

  • Thank you Evita!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • sky   princess
    sky princessabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Denis !!!!

  • Thank you so much & for the fav!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • NeilAlderney
    NeilAlderneyabout 4 years ago

    well captured! I tried to take a shot with my wide angle lens from exactly that spot ( the weather was poor at the time) and I know how hard it is to get this right. Well done

  • Thank you so much!

    – Denis Molodkin

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