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How old is the Baptistery of Florence? What do the legends say and what have the archeologist found?

An in-depth journey on the mysterious origins of the religious and civil heart of medieval Florence.


Astronomy in Florence Cathedral

In the Cathedral of Florence, the summer solstice gives life to a light show that attracts dozens of spectators every year


Great captains of war and great masterpieces in Florence Cathedral

The other side of beauty: not only saints and angels but also cruel warriors


The Opera del Duomo Museum turns 130 today!

The opening of the Museum took place on May 3, 1891: since then its spaces have expanded and the works on display have multiplied ...

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 ...