Santa Maria Del Fiore: Il Duomo Di Firenze

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Santa Maria del Fiore, commonly called Il Duomo di Firenze, is a Renaissance Era Roman Catholic cathedral in Florence, Italy. The cathedral is named after Holy Mary of the Flower. It is located at the Piazza del Duomo. Construction began on the cathedral in the year 1296, only a few years prior to the start of the Italian Renaissance and five years after the end of the Crusades. It was a time of great prosperity and cultural growth and achievement. The cathedral was built as a result of Florentine ambition. Every city in Italy during this time period competed with each other by making great architectural masterpieces, which were typically cathedrals. The competitive Florentines viewed their own cathedral, Santa Reparata, as inadequate

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