Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

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Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the third largest church in the world. The Italian Gothic building was finished in the 15th century. It was built on the site of a 7th-century church – the remains of that church can be viewed in the crypt. 

The interior holds significant works of art, including impressive frescoes painted by Andrea del Castagno in 1456 and Paolo Ucello in 1436.

One of the most popular things to do in Florence is to climb to the top of the dome where you’ll be surrounded by lavish frescoes while taking in an awe-inspiring vista of the city’s endless red roofs.

 

Hours: Check the web site as the times vary by date and what parts of the cathedral you want to visit. The museum is closed on the first Tuesday of each month.

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