by Meli C

Duomo di Firenze

The word duomo derives from the Latin term domus, meaning house.  In Italy, the term duomo refers to a church, a house of God and its people – all people, regardless of their beliefs.

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy. It was completed in 1436.

It’s located in Piazza del Duomo, and includes the Baptistery (in the white and black stripes) and Giotto’s Campanile (bell tower).

The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic center of Florence.

To leave you with a fun fact, the Florentine Duomo was until modern times the largest one in the world.  Today, it’s still the largest brick dome ever constructed.

{Breathtaking by day…}

{..and by night!}

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