Style & History
Designed in a typical Gothic style, Florence Cathedral was finished in 1367, although the facade remained unfinished until the 19th century. Most of the glass windows were added between 1434 and 1455, while the wooden inlays were designed by artists like Antonio del Pollaiolo and Brunelleschi. Giotto, who was a famous painter, was also the architect of the Bell Tower project. Unfortunately, he died before the Bell Tower was completed. Andrea Pisano and Francesco Talenti continued working and completed the project a couple of years later.
Visiting the Florence Cathedral
The good news is that the entrance into the cathedral is free, but the bad news is that since it’s free, there are usually many people waiting in line. The level of noise inside of the church is much lower since the audio and radio guides were introduced to the visitors. They are available to rent for just over 2 euro. You can also visit the cathedral with a tour guide and get to see the rooftop terraces.