Residence Piazza Duomo Florence
Piazza Duomo in Florence, at 500 metres from Residence Hilda, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful squares in the world, unanimously defined as the location with the greatest concentration of history, religion and art. Whoever visits Piazza del Duomo cannot but be charmed by the surrounding beauty.
We can start from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the main Church in Florence, which at the time it was erected in 1436 was the largest church in the world and is now the third in Europe, after Saint Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London. The symbol of Florence, the Cathedral is crowned by the Brunelleschi’s Dome, still considered nowadays as one of the major architectural masterpieces in the world, especially in consideration of the technology available at that time!
We then find the Baptistery dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of Florence, with its non-original Gates of Paradise we will describe below, a building that dates back to the Middle Ages and was consecrated in 1059.
Giotto’s Campanile (Bell Tower), another symbol of Florence, standing in an unusual position with respect to most churches and featuring the finest white and red marble engravings, is a unique masterpiece.