Free Friday: Il Duomo di Firenze, Italia

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Many people associate the word duomo with dome, a rounded vault forming the roof of a building. When they hear duomo, they immediately think of the dome built by Italian artist Filippo Brunelleschi.Duomo, however, means cathedral. Duomo di Firenze translates to Florence Cathedral. The cathedral is known for its famous dome by Brunelleschi,one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. If you have Netflix, I recommend watching Medici: Masters of Florence. It’s a good introduction to the story of Florence. There are historical inaccuracies, but it’s entertaining. 

Actor Richard Madden as Cosimo Medici, first of the Medici dynasty

The story of the building of the Duomo is a highlight in the TV Series. It will inspire you to visit Florence. The minor basilica is also known as Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiori or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. Visiting the Cathedral is free. There is no entrance fee to get inside the cathedral.Foremost, it’s a place of worship, and people go there to pray.As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral complex attracts many visitors. It is a must see in Florence.

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About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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