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Santa Maria del Fiore: introduction
The Cathedral of St Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio and built in in 1367 is a symbol of Florence. The Cathedral, with its impressive Brunelleschi dome, is a real architectural and artistic masterpiece, completely covered in colored marble, and houses works of art of immense importance. Inside the Cathedral one can find frescoes, statues, paintings, lunettes, windows by the most important artist of the Italian Renaissance.
Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Castagno, Luca della Robbia, Brunelleschi and Ghiberti. The nearby "Opera del Duomo" museum houses one of the famous "Pietà by Michelangelo. Another artistic feature of great interest are the wood engravings on the Sacristy furniture by Antonio del Pollaiolo, Brunelleschi and other artists.