Florence Cathedral. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Shore Excursions From Livorno: Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Florence Cathedral. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Cast your gaze upon the heavens and what you’ll see will amaze you. The towering masterpiece in front of and above you is the Florence Cathedral. With its stunning pink, green and white facade, the cathedral is a monument to both  art and religion.

Officially known as the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also the iconic center of Florence. It’s also a must-see when you are visiting this beautiful city. The name of the cathedral translates to the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower. Sounds beautiful, and it certainly is. The structure was completed in 1496, when it was crowned by its magnificent dome.

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