Santa Maria del Fiore – Duomo

Church & Sacred Site


  • Explore Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s symbol
  • Admire the majestic dome by Brunelleschi
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at stained glass windows and artworks
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Admission Fees:

Entrance to the Cathedral is free, but tickets for the Duomo Complex attractions cost 18 euros, valid for 72 hours.


Embark on a spiritual journey along the Via di Francesco and encounter the breathtaking Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s iconic cathedral. This awe-inspiring monument is a symbol of the city’s rich history, culture, and art. Stand in awe of the largest brick dome in the world, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, and explore the captivating cathedral complex. Discover intricate stained glass windows, masterful artworks, and delve into the fascinating history of this monumental church.

Culture & History

The first stone of Santa Maria del Fiore was laid in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio. The original design was smaller than the current building, which was expanded in the mid-14th century by Francesco Talenti. The church was consecrated upon the completion of the dome in 1436 by Pope Eugenio IV.

The exterior walls are adorned with marble in white, red, and green, and feature geometric figures and stylized flowers. The 19th-century neo-Gothic façade was designed by De Fabris and features contributions from some of the greatest Tuscan artists of the time.

Inside, visitors are greeted by immense pillars, gothic arches, and stunning floor decorations. The cathedral boasts 44 stained glass windows and numerous artworks from various eras, including masterpieces from the 15th century, such as the clock fresco by Paolo Uccello and the equestrian portraits by John Hawkwood and Niccolò da Tolentino.