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Al via la XXVII edizione della rassegna di musica sacra O flos Colende

La rassegna si apre con il ciclo di meditazioni quaresimali condotte dal cardinale Giuseppe Betori che avranno come tema ...


The Candlemas

History and meaning of an ancient religious festivity.

Restoration Works

The restoration of the internal walls of two rooms of Giotto's Bell Tower

an act of conservation and valorization of a unique space

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The new lightning rod of the Florence Cathedral

An impressive construction site is underway to protect the Cathedral and the Bell Tower from lightning

Opera magazine

Opera Magazine is the online space of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, where you can find insights on our historical, artistic and spiritual heritage.

Here you can find an 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 the Complex of Piazza del Duomo.

Recent posts


History and curiosities that you may not know

Michelangelo - facciata del Duomo di Firenze

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

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Santa Reparata

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

Pietà di Michelangelo

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

Modello della cupola brunelleschiana

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

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