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Simon in Firenze (Florence)

FLORENCE CATHEDRAL - Also known as the Duomo, or Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, this is one of the largest religious structures in Europe.  Its fabulous Dome was a crown created by the master architect Brunelleschi, and was the largest dome built at that time, and few built since have matched it.  The church itself is full of interest and art both inside and out.  It is accompanied by the octagonal Baptistery with its marvellous bronze panelled doors attributed to Ghiberti and Pisano, and Giotto's Campanile which affords fabulous Florentine views if you can be bothered to climb its 414 steps.

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Florence Cathedral from the hill above
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Brunelleschi's Beautiful Dome
Brunelleschi's Dome
  Campanile Tower of Cathedral
The Campanile,
I climbed its 414steps for views
One set of Doors on the Baptistry
Baptistery Doors

The Baptistry
The Baptistery

Another set of doors on the Baptistry
"Gates of Paradise"

The long roof of the Cathedral
The Cathedral Roof
 Detail of the Dome (from the Campanile)
Detail of the Dome
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