Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Brunelleschi's dome in Florence
Florence -- capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance -- owes much to the genius of Filippo Brunelleschi (d. 1446). His masterpiece remains the largest masonry dome in the world!
It is part of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: "Saint Mary of the Flower." The bell tower was designed by Giotto (d. 1337).
This amazing documentary, in which modern architects and bricklayers try to figure out how the dome was ever built, will quickly draw you in. Certamente!
You will walk away, scratching your head that Signor Brunelleschi isn't more famous than he is.