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Firenze vista desde lo alto de la Cúpula del Duomo

Firenze vista desde lo alto de la Cúpula del Duomo

Florence is known as the "cradle of the Renaissance" (la culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches and buildings. The best-known site of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo, whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery buildings are also highlights. The dome, 600 years after its completion, is still the largest dome built in brick and mortar in the world.[20] In 1982, the historic centre of Florence (Italian: centro storico di Firenze) was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The centre of the city is contained in medieval walls that were built in the 14th century to defend the city. At the heart of the city, in Piazza della Signoria, is Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune (1563–1565), which is a masterpiece of marble sculpture at the terminus of a still-functioning Roman aqueduct.
The layout and structure of Florence in many ways harkens back to the Roman era, where it was designed as a garrison settlement. Nevertheless, the majority of the city was built during the Renaissance.Despite the strong presence of Renaissance architecture within the city, traces of medieval, Baroque, Neoclassical and modern architecture can be found. The Palazzo Vecchio as well as the Duomo, or the city's Cathedral, are the two buildings which dominate Florence's skyline.

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janescottcumming30-Oct-2015 18:52
Another great view.
Milan Vogrin26-Apr-2012 08:12
marie-jose wolff25-Apr-2012 19:11
amazing point of view! V
Fabienne25-Apr-2012 18:57
La vue est incroyablement belle mais il a fallu sans doute la mériter :-) 463 marchés peut-être ?
Santi Bravo Figueras25-Apr-2012 18:50
Quina passada de vistes!
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