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Favourite attraction: The Duomo of Florence, Italy

The skyline of Florence is completely dominated by the spectacular cathedral dome of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Every photograph or postcard we’d ever seen of this remarkable Italian city had featured at least part of this imposing orange brick dome. 340 more words


The Luck O' the Irish..... in Florence

The day dawned in Florence after a very emotional night at the gates of Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Having spoken to Carlo (click here… 954 more words


Wanted mentors: Dead or Alive

In the city of Florence Italy stands the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore with a massive dome, a masterpiece in its day, built without centering supporting (wooden framework to hold up dome while mortar dried), it took centuries before anyone could build a larger one. 517 more words


The Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence; new links

Earlier this year the on-line edition of National Geographic posted an article on:

Mystery of Florence’s Cathedral Dome May Be Solved

The wording of the article owes more to journalistic hyperbole than anything else, but it includes a link to an interactive 360 degree image of the cathedral interior of quite amazing detail.  109 more words


The Climb

After having walked by the Duomo daily for the past five weeks, I finally entered the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral to scale the 463 steps to the top of the Duomo yesterday.  422 more words