Surrounding - Visit Florence CathedralNear the Hotel Albergo Firenze you can find all the major monuments and sights of the city, such as the Duomo of Florence, which is slightly less than 200 meters from the hotel, just a 5-minute walk away.
The Cathedral is one of the most important monuments of Florence and one of the symbols of the city as well. A must-see for anyone visiting the city of Florence.
The cupola of the Florence Cathedral is open to the public, you should visit the inside of it and the architectural structure to have a close-up view of the frescoes depicting the Giudizio Universale.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is located in a square, where you can admire the Gothic tower of Giotto, from which, after climbing the 414 steps, you can see up close the Brunelleschi's Dome and see a beautiful view of the city of Florence.
The other gem of this square that you should visit, is the Baptistery with its Romanesque style, it lies in front of the Duomo. The octagonal structure is characterized by a succession of bronze doors carved with bas-reliefs, the so-called Gates of Paradise.
A bit of History:The Duomo of Florence as we see it today, is the result of years of work that covered over six centuries of history. The project was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the cupola that made it unique and a symbol for the entire Tuscany can be attributed to Filippo Brunelleschi, the facade dates back to the 800.
In the following centuries, the building has been enriched with several interventions: the two sacristies, the marble floor of the sixteenth century, numerous sculptures and frescoes by Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Castagno.