Florence is recognized as the birthplace of Italian Renaissance and is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city’s artistic, historic and cultural legacy stays up to this day. The city’s beautiful piazzas, palaces, parks, gardens, churches and monasteries, museums and art galleries as well as its cuisines are lauded earning a distinction of being a World Heritage Site since 1982.
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Santa Maria del Fiore
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is also known as the Duomo. This 13th century landmark is designed by Amolfo di Cambio and the dome is engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The façade is made of marble panels in pink and green and has a richly decorated Gothic revival façade made by Emilio De Fabris. This ecclesiastic masterpiece is one of the country’s biggest churches and its brick dome remains to be the largest dome ever built.
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