Duomo

April 26, 2013-PisaLeaningTowerDuomo-5543

Pisa

Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) is the most well known section of Pisa, as well as the most visited area in the small town  on the western coast of Italy.  Construction of the eldest building (the Duomo) began in the 11th century.  The two of four structures pictured here (with the Baptistry and Camposanto […]

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Duomo

The Duomo, or Florence Cathedral (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore), was built in 1296 with a Gothic style set to mimic another popular cathedral of the time.  The actual construction of all components of the complex took roughly 140 years to complete, but the actual external facade of the building wasn’t completed for 600 […]