Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore , Florence, Italy

David Carton

Blackwater, Ireland

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The cathedral of Florence, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (saint Mary of the flowers), Florence, Italy

This is an insane but beautiful look. It seems to have had every architectural look you could think of. Flying buttresses? Check. Marble panels? Check. World’s largest self supporting dome? Check. What else? I know let’s have a baptistry & a campanile too! (more of which to come….)

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Many thanks to everyone who views my work. Comment if you wish, but I’m afraid I am unable to respond or reciprocate at this moment in time. I will always try to repay a favourite though.

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The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was 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 façade 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 development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

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