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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.



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duomo, italy, florence, tuscany, toscana

Comments

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    wonderful view

  • Thank you so much Bobby!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 4 years ago

    Terrific Capture!

  • Thank you a lot & for the favs!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic angle shot Denis.

  • Huge thanks my friend!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 4 years ago

    Awesome perspective and great capture !!

  • Thank you Sean!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful example of classic Gothic architecture Denis and your image is superb, that strong perspective is a real eye-catcher, well photographed,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you so much Rod for your kind comment and fav, appreciate your support!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot love the angle :))

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherabout 4 years ago

    awesome perspective, the colours really pop!

  • Thank you Simone!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 4 years ago

    Incredible detail & lighting, and a great perspective, Denis!!!

  • Thank you so much Phil for your comment, always appreciate your support my friend!

    – Denis Molodkin

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

    absolutely magnificent capture, love the perspective

  • Thank you Kathy & for the fav!

    – Denis Molodkin

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