Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore.
Without a doubt, this magnificent cathedral is one of the greatest attractions not only of Florence, but also of the whole of Italy. The construction of the cathedral was started in 1296; in 1995 it was completely renovated. The word «fiore» means “lily”. This flower is depicted on the emblem of Florence. A solid belfry stands near the cathedral. The façade made of green and white marble of the XIII century looks absolutely unreal and fascinating, as if this is a backdrop to a film. This surreal place creates a nostalgic and historical atmosphere. If you stand in front of the Duomo, it seems that the facade of the building is about to collapse right away. For centuries, the grand marble cathedral has become a source of inspiration for numerous artists. Nowadays, it attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. The beautiful ceiling above the font will leave a particularly indelible impression. This masterpiece is the result of work of Venetian masters. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore , as well as the Campanile and the Baptistery located nearby, is the center of the city, the heart of Florence.
Galleria dell’ Academia is the place where visitors will find a unique collection of world-famous works by Michelangelo. The famous statue of David is also exhibited here. Get ready to stand in a long queue before you get a chance to view the treasures of the world culture, but, you can be sure, your suffering will be repaid by a hundredfold. All works of art exhibited here are the originals.