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DSC_1072 IMG_8900Incredible. The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 and completed structurally in 1436. A masterpiece you can’t stop looking at. 

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Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. Florence was a centre of middle ages European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time. Home to the wealthy Medici family and notable historical figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Dante, Michelangelo, Donatello, Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci (namesake of America), Florence Nightingale and of course Pinocchio!!!