Florence Cathedral facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Florenca109 v2
View of the façade with Giotto's Bell Tower.

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore or Florence Cathedral is the cathedral church of Florence, Italy. The basilica was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio with the dome by Filippo Brunelleschi. The bell tower was designed by Giotto. The outside is decorated with marble panels in green and pink bordered by white. The building was begun in 1296 and was finished in 1469, except for the decoration. The facade (the main front) was decorated between 1876 and 1903. The dome, which is built of bricks with stone ribs, is one of the biggest in the world.

Images for kids

Florence Cathedral Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.