Florence – Santa Maria del Fiore – Interior

Let’s go ahead and wrap up the Duomo of Florence.  This cathedral is know for its exterior, not its interior.  However, the inside, although somewhat plain, is still very nice.

Santa Maria del Fiore Interior
Santa Maria del Fiore Interior

However, it is known for its stained glass windows, three of which are shown below.

Santa Maria del Fiore Stained Glass Windows
Santa Maria del Fiore Stained Glass Windows
Santa Maria del Fiore Stained Glass Windows
Santa Maria del Fiore Stained Glass Windows
Santa Maria del Fiore Stained Glass Windows
Santa Maria del Fiore Stained Glass Windows

However, I thought the dome was most beautiful.

Santa Maria del Fiore Inside of Dome
Santa Maria del Fiore Inside of Dome
Santa Maria del Fiore Inside of Dome
Santa Maria del Fiore Inside of Dome

Other views of the interior.

Santa Maria del Fiore Crucifix
Santa Maria del Fiore Crucifix

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Santa Maria del Fiore Apse
Santa Maria del Fiore Apse
Santa Maria del Fiore Alter
Santa Maria del Fiore Altar

OK, so the using the word “plain” is relative.  It isn’t plain by our US standards, but it is not as ornate as many other cathedrals in Italy.  

Mark

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