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Siena. Duomo

Unquestionably one of Italy's finest Gothic churches, Siena's cathedral (Duomo di Siena) is equally stunning inside and out, featuring the work of Italy's finest artists of the day: Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Donatello, Pinturicchio, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and Bernini. The cathedral in its present form was begun in 1229, and the dome was completed in 1264. Around 1317, the choir was extended over the baptistery, and only about 20 years later, the people of Siena planned a gigantic expansion, which would have made it the largest Gothic building in Italy. The existing church was to become the transept of a new church more than 100 meters long, with its new nave turned by 90 degrees. These grandiose plans came to nothing when it was discovered that the foundations couldn't handle the added weight, and because the plague struck down so much of Siena's population in 1348.

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MarcViskens18-May-2020 20:08
very nice church José
barbarajoy17-Apr-2020 08:59
This is one of the most impressive cathedrals with the black and white marble inside and out
Well composed Jose. V
KAI-WING LEUNG20-Feb-2020 05:21
Excellent image of the church! V
meekam tam26-Jan-2020 10:14
Magnificent cathedral,José! V
Julie Oldfield02-Jul-2019 23:58
Magnificent! V
Réal Jauvin02-Jul-2019 18:04
Magnifique prise cette belle et monumental église !!
Carl Carbone02-Jul-2019 12:24
Just incredible. What a shame that pride in craftsmanship and exquisite design lost out to "quicker and cheaper".
Ton T.02-Jul-2019 10:05
Amazingly beautiful! V
Gill Kopy02-Jul-2019 01:44
Wow - what an impressive church - nicely captured V
Karen Stuebing01-Jul-2019 18:11
Impressive and elaborate architecture on this ancient church. Stunning capture against that blue sky. V.
Walter Otto Koenig01-Jul-2019 16:00
Very nice perspective. I like the ornamentation and that distinctive striped tower. "V"
Jim Coffman01-Jul-2019 12:40
Nice capture of this amazing church!
Tom LeRoy01-Jul-2019 10:30
A very impressive cathedral captured here! V
Yvonne01-Jul-2019 10:23
What a wonderful old church and a superb image, it looks
rather a popular place to be! v
Pierre Martin01-Jul-2019 09:53
quite complex architecture and very beautiful, great shot!
Graeme01-Jul-2019 09:11
Excellent composition of this beautiful church, Jose.V
Zeeby01-Jul-2019 07:48
Fantastic! V
Juliette01-Jul-2019 07:45
beautiful V
Hennie & Lies Lammers01-Jul-2019 07:40
Wonderful image of this church. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal01-Jul-2019 05:58
Great shot of this beautiful church. V
Nirvan Hope01-Jul-2019 04:56
A magnificent church. Well shown.
Bryan Murahashi01-Jul-2019 04:06
A beautiful church and photo.
Helen Betts01-Jul-2019 04:03
Such a beautiful church, and well captured from that POV. V.
Kuriacose Joseph01-Jul-2019 03:28
A majestic church.
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