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The Cathedral and Duomo

Brunelleschi's stupendous architectural monument dominates the cityscape. The close-up view is even more breathtaking, with the multicolored Duomo rising behind the marble-clad Baptistry.

Its construction, particularly the cupola, was one of the most impressive achievements of the Renaissance, requiring a special technique that made it possible to create the curves of the huge cupola without a supporting framework.

This contribution took most of his life and formed the basis of Renaissance architecture. Other examples of Brunelleschi's architecture can be seen in the churches of San Lorenzo, Santo Spirito and the Cappella dei Pazzi.