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The Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore

This section details the Cathedral of Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore (St. Mary of the Flower).
It is divided into four pages: two on the Cathedral itself, separated into Architectural Details of
the 14th century and 19th century facades, and Architectural Scenics, Sculptures and Interiors.
There are separate pages on Giotto’s Campanile (bell tower),and the Baptistry of St. John.

The Florence Cathedral was built between 1296 and 1461, and is capped by Brunelleschi’s
magnificent Dome, a Renaissance masterpiece (until recently the largest dome in the world).
Built between 1334-1359, the Campanile is a showpiece of Florentine Gothic architecture.

The Baptistry of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni) is a Romanesque octagon which is
one of the oldest buildings in the city. Built in the late 4th or early 5th c. (altered in the 6th c.
and extensively rebuilt in the 11th c.), its dome is covered with magnificent 13th c. mosaics
and the East Doors are the masterpiece of Renaissance bronze art: the Gates of Paradise.

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Florentine Churches: The Duomo
Florentine Churches: The Baptistry

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The 14th century Gothic and 19th century Neo-Gothic facades
of the Florence Cathedral: The Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Some longer-range views of the facades, plus a detailed look at some
of the Sculptures and the Interior of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence

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A detailed look at the 13th century mosaics, some of the sculptures and doors
of the Romanesque Baptistry of Florence, including details of the Gates of Paradise

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Giotto’s 14th century Campanile (bell tower) stands beside the Duomo
clad in multicolored marble, a showpiece of Florentine Gothic style

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Florence Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

Direct Links to Galleries with images in this Section:

Florentine Churches: The Duomo
Florentine Churches: The Baptistry

There are a number of images in this section that are not yet on the Photoshelter site.
If an image you want is not yet uploaded, contact Ron Reznick (info at bottom of page).

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