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Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb and Tour of Florence Cathedral Museum

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Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb and Tour of Florence Cathedral Museum
Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb and Tour of Florence Cathedral Museum
Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb and Tour of Florence Cathedral Museum

Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb and Tour of Florence Cathedral Museum

Tour Florence’s most important and visited historical landmarksBrunelleschi’s Dome and the Florence Cathedral Museum. Climb to the top of this iconic 16th century Renaissance dome that crowns Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and admire the famous Vasari fresco in Florence.

One of the largest churches in Italy, Florence Cathedral features the work of several Renaissance artists including Andrea Orcagna and Taddeo Gaddi. The museum inside of the Florence Cathedral founded in 1891 contains many original works of art created for the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Ghiberti to name a few.

The original works of Renaissance art that once adorned the Duomo and Baptistery exteriors were removed in order to protect them from the elements. But luckily, they can now all be found inside of the Florence Cathedral Museum. Better known as the Opera del Duomo Museum, the OPA is a museum within a museum dedicated to preserving the Florence Duomo’s most precious artworks and sculptures.

And from the Duomo terrace you will observe the most picturesque views overlooking the city of Florence.
Highlights
  • BRUNELLESCHI’S WONDEROUS DOME

    Explorez le Dôme de Brunelleschi, le monument le plus célèbre ainsi que le symbole de la ville de Florence, d’une perspective unique. Découvrez l'une des réalisations les plus impressionnantes et les plus avancées de l'architecture de la Renaissance, grâce aux solutions du génie technique et mathématique de Brunelleschi, encore inédites à l'époque.Explore Brunelleschi’s Dome, the most famous monument and symbol of Florence, from a unique perspective. Discover one of the most impressive and advanced achievements in Renaissance architecture, thanks to Brunelleschi’s genius technical and mathematical solutions unheard of for that time.
  • FLORENCE CATHEDRAL

  • STAINED-GLASS WORK OF ART

  • FLORENCE DUOMO CUPOLA

  • OPERA DEL DUOMO MUSEUM

  • SEE THE MAIN HIGHLIGHTS

  • KEY ROOMS & FAMOUS ARTWORKS

  • RENAISSANCE ART & ARCHITECTURE

  • DUOMO TERRACE

Explorez le Dôme de Brunelleschi, le monument le plus célèbre ainsi que le symbole de la ville de Florence, d’une perspective unique. Découvrez l'une des réalisations les plus impressionnantes et les plus avancées de l'architecture de la Renaissance, grâce aux solutions du génie technique et mathématique de Brunelleschi, encore inédites à l'époque.Explore Brunelleschi’s Dome, the most famous monument and symbol of Florence, from a unique perspective. Discover one of the most impressive and advanced achievements in Renaissance architecture, thanks to Brunelleschi’s genius technical and mathematical solutions unheard of for that time.
BRUNELLESCHI’S WONDEROUS DOME
Q&A
  • What is the cathedral in Florence called?

    The famous cathedral in Florence has many names: Florence Cathedral, formally known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, also goes by the name: Duomo of Florence (Duomo di Firenze) or just Duomo for short.
  • Who engineered the self-supporting dome of the Florence cathedral?

    Florentine master goldsmith Filippo Brunelleschi engineered the self-supporting dome of the Florence Cathedral using some ingenious architectural and structural solutions, unprecedented for that time.
  • How did Brunelleschi construct his dome without temporary wooden scaffolding?

    Along with the herringbone brick pattern and double-shell dome concept, Brunelleschi’s revolutionary idea to construct his dome without scaffolding was to create a series of horizontal ropes and stone chains.
  • Who was Giorgio Vasari?

    Giorgio was an Italian painter, architect, engineer, writer, and historian who lived in Florence during the Renaissance period. Vasari is best known for building the Uffizi Gallery complex loggia and the Vasari Corridor, the long passage that connects the Uffizi with Palazzo Pitti on the other side of the Arno River. Besides other contributions and renovations to medieval churches such as Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce, Vasari was also an accomplished painter – his most famous work being The Last Judgement fresco which can be found in the interior of Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence Cathedral.
  • What is the name of the Museum inside of the Florence Cathedral?

    The name of the museum inside of the Florence cathedral is called Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence. Also known as OPA, the museum inside Florence Cathedral is where you will find some of the most important sculptures of the Italian Renaissance period.
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