Cathedral complex: Duomo, Baptistery, Museo Dell’Opera
Sites visited: Cathedral, Baptistery, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo
Duration: 3 hours
The Cathedral of Florence, named Santa Maria del Fiore, is the religious center of the great medieval city. For two centuries, it was the largest church in Christendom. It is situated by one of the oldest and most important monuments in Florence – the Baptistery of San Giovanni.
We will explore the vast architecture of the Cathedral and analyze the engineering marvels that not only made this structure possible, but also Brunelleschi’s great crowning dome.
The lecture will also includes a visit to the Cathedral museum which contains one of the most important collections of sculptures’ in the city including Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise.
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