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A tour of the basilica It looks deceptively simple but Florence Cathedral boasts some very sophisticated architecture Baptistry This octagonal building’s eastern doors are a Renaissance masterpiece by the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti. Its panels illustrate scenes from the Old Testament. West façade This was the last part of the cathedral to be completed between 1876-1887 to the designs of architect Emilio de Fabris. KEY DATES THE DUOMO 1296 1436 1439 1865 1887 The building of the present cathedral begins to the east of the old cathedral of St Reparata.

Dome interior The interior surface of the dome is covered in an enormous fresco depicting The Last Judgement, painted by Giorgio Vasari. Campanile Considered by many to be Italy’s most beautiful bell tower, the top of the campanile can be reached by climbing 414 steps. The Baptistry of St John This octagonal building stands slightly to the west of the cathedral. Built to house the font in which all Christians in Florence were baptised, it was constructed between 1059 and 1128. The baptistry is famous for three sets of artistically important bronze doors.

However, they are still commonly used by civilians to fish, commute, trade and travel, as well as by tourists who board them on sightseeing tours. 5 TOP FACTS JUNKS Taiwan San 1 da Conti Junco In 1955, six men sailed a Ming Dynasty-style replica junk 6,000 miles from Taiwan to San Francisco. In 1959, Catalan men also used a junk to sail from Hong Kong to Barcelona. 2 The word entered the English language in the mid 17th Century via the Portuguese word ‘junco’. Other names include ‘jong’ in Malay and ‘chuán’ in Mandarin.

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