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The Diamond, the Cross and the Medici Grand Duchess

The cruciform reliquary containing important relics of the True Cross and of the Passion of Christ and the "Florentine diamond"


Around Donatello's Penitent Magdalene: concepts of virtue and beauty

Donatello's Penitent Magdalene preserved in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence is one of the most famous works of ...


The Medici family and the Florence Cathedral

The Medici family, one of the most important and wealthiest in Florence, has always been linked to the time of the Renaissance, ...


Immacolata Concezione

On December 8th the Catholic Church celebrates the Immaculate Conception of Mary and the Opera del Duomo of Florence, dedicated ...

Opera magazine

Opera Magazine is the online space of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, where you can find constant insights on our unlimited historical, artistic and spiritual heritage!
Here you can find a constantly updated and implemented series of short articles on the characters and the most and least known historical events that have traced the over seven centuries old existence of the Opera. The artistic events of its countless treasures are here described, through the close up experience of the great artists who worked on them and the analysis of the paintings, statues and architectures they created for this grandiose Complex. The culture and the moral and spiritual meanings of this unique set of Art, Civilization and Faith are here enhanced and divulged.

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Recent posts

History and curiosities that you may not know

Not many people know that Michelangelo Buonarroti carved the David, the most famous and perfect statue of all time, for ...



Santa Reparata

A tour back in time: to the origins of florentine history, faith and art.

In the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence there is a splendid sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, conceived and ...

The measurement of cosmic time in the civil and religious heart of Florence

From July 10th our opening offer to our monuments expands! In addition to Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, it is also possible ...