The top of the dome of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, 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 basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches, and until the modern era, the dome was one of the largest in the world, being surpassed in width only by that of the Pantheon in Rome. It remains the largest brick dome every constructed.


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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 5 years ago

    I have to admit Tom I couldn’t go up there its just too high for my wee heart!! Fabulous shot from down here!!

  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Tom

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 5 years ago

    glorious capture tom, absolutely wonderful place, and the most beautiful city. love and hugsxxx

  • MichelleR
    MichelleRover 5 years ago

    The is such a gorgeous shade of blue. This is a wonderful image.

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 5 years ago

    this is just beautiful Tom.x

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    incredible capture!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    beautiful top of that building ! lovely shot

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Wonderful building, for a moment I couldn’t see the people, thinking it was part of the decoration!

  • judecowell
    judecowellover 5 years ago

    Thanks for the excellent view!

  • Andrew Ness -
    Andrew Ness - ...over 5 years ago

    I’ve been right up there quite a few years back. This photo brings back great memories.

    It’s a great walk right up the inside of the church.

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