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The marble choir of the Florence Cathedral

From Brunelleschi to Bandinelli: the history, the sculptural decoration and the meanings of the marble enclosure of the ...

Agnolo Gaddi, Vetrata con i santi Giovanni Battista, Luigi, Miniato e altri

The stained glass windows of Santa Maria del Fiore

the book that illuminates the Cathedral of Florence

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The floor of Santa Maria del Fiore: the marble carpet for the Grand Duke's Cathedral

One of the lesser-known wonders of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is its floor: history, curiosities and reasons ...


The Candlemas

History and meaning of an ancient religious festivity.

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

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New photographic exhibition in the exhibition space of the Brunelleschi Bookshop

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Stories, places and works of art of the monumental complex of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence in the life ...


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