Brunelleschi’s dome is the roof of the Florence Cathedral; at the time of construction it was the largest dome in the world.
The dome is an absolute masterpiece of art that has enchanted the world for centuries since its creation: it is the symbol of Florence, of the Renaissance and of humanism in general.
With its diameter of 45.5 meters and a total height of more than 116 meters, the Dome is the largest masonry vault in the world and was built between 1420 and 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi, following the project he presented in the competition announced by the Opera in 1418. On 25 March 1436 the Florentine Cathedral was consecrated by Pope Eugene IV.
Skip the line: Michelangelo’s David and Brunelleschi Dome Climb with Opera Museum and Baptistery