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Rising above the heart of the city, the richly decorated Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore, and its orange-tiled dome has become one of the most famous symbols of Florence. The cathedral is Europe's fourth largest church and remains the tallest building in Florence. With its celebrated bronze doors, the Baptistry is one of the oldest buildings in Florence dating back to the 4th Century.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)
Piazza del Duomo
Florence is a vast and beautiful monument to the Renaissance, the artistic and cultural reawakening of the 15th Century. Writers such as Dante, Petrarch and Machiavelli contributed to its proud literary heritage but it was the paintings and sculptures of artists, such as Botticelli, Michelangelo and Donatelli, that turned the city into one of the world's greatest artistic capitals.
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