Intricate design of the Duomo

The largest brick dome ever constructed can be found on the famous Florence cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore and is a work of the 14th century Florentine architect Filippo Brunelleschi.



The intricate frescoes that ornate its interior were painted by Giorgio Vasari and Frederico Zuccari between 1572 and 1579.

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Intricate is today’s photo challenge theme.



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88 thoughts on “Intricate design of the Duomo

      • I have. I think I was 23 or something – I remember it being very difficult to see the cathedral really. Crammed streets and houses everywhere. But beautiful. I would really love to come back to see it as a grown up person. Your photos are delightfully shot.


        • πŸ™‚ I know what you mean – I saw some cities when I was hardly 20 and would really like to go back. I imagine that Florence as so many other places are a lot more touristy now – the crowds running in all directions really impact the experience. Thank you, Leya for speaking favourably of my shots πŸ™‚

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    • Around sunset this side of the town is usually bathing in a golden light – the only drawback are the masses of tourists and locals on this panoramic spot which makes it almost impossible to find a spot where to shoot from.

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      • You must get hordes of tourists over there. We get them here but not in the thousands unless its a music festival or something. I love seeing photos of your part of the world – I don’t think I’ll ever get there.


        • Luckily for me, my town is well-visited but not crowded, but where I grew up at the coast in Dubrovnik it gets really impossible in summer. We even have pedestrian traffic police regulating traffic within the city walls.

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            • It was pretty cool to grow up there. It’s a pity that most tourists remember the awful crowds and heat and impertinent waiters – you know the kind that are almost grabbing you by the arm to show you to the place where to eat, but that you can find in any touristic place in Europe not just along our coast.

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              • Those waiters sound awful. Over here we tend to get the laconic ones that act like you arecausing them a problem by wanting service πŸ™‚


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    • Hi Jeff πŸ™‚ It’s not at all easy to find one’s spot at this viewpoint to take a picture. People are gathering hours before and wait for sunset.


  4. Nice choice for the word intricate – and seems like you have been all around the entire boot of Italy – and I heard that Forbes ranked Florence as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


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