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Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence

Brunelleschi’s Dome

Brunelleschi built the largest and highest dome of his time. This definitely underlined and consacrated the majesty of Florence all over Europe in the 15th century when the city was at the highest peak of its splendour. But why is the “Cupola” so famous? Brunelleschi’s dome is a feat of engineering, an astonishing project, nothing […]

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Florence and the Renaissance

Why is Florence considered the cradle of the Renaissance? What does Renaissance mean? Renaissance (“Rinascimento” in Italian) means rebirth, revival and it’s usually referred to a period that begins in the late 14 th century and goes all the way to the late 16 th century. It embraces art, for which is mostly known, but […]

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