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Location address: Italia, Firenze, Firenze
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The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English, “Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower”) is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.
Florence Cathedral, with its iconic ‘duomo’, is a world famous fifteenth century cathedral.
A pendulum of Foucault experiment was held, which was joined by Umberto Eco (the famous writer and author of “Foucault’‘s Pendulum”) on the 700th birthday of the cathedral.