Filippo BRUNELLESCHI (Florence, 1377-1446) was an able goldsmith and sculptor who ushered in the Renaissance in painting—by developing the technique of single-point perspective in drawing—and in architecture—by uniting as no one had before the conception and execution of whole buildings ex novo.
Brunelleschi first came to notice in 1401 when he tied for first place with Lorenzo Ghiberti for the commission to make doors for the Baptistery.
A trip to Rome (in 1402) in the company of Donatello sparked his interest in perspective and in architecture. He started working on the Duomo building site in 1409 and from 1418 to 1438 conceived and then executed the construction of the dome of the cathedral with an entirely innovative technique and tools he designed for that purpose.
He also executed an outdoor loggia for the Ospedale degli Innocenti (1421-24), he planned the re-building of the church of San Lorenzo (completed after his death) including the Old Sacristy (1428), and a Chapel for the Pazzi family at Santa Croce (1430) both of which have a central plan topped by a dome.
Lastly. he designs the church of Santo Spirito (c. 1426).
Each of his buildings displays his concern for proportion and harmony. At his death Brunelleschi was buried in the Duomo.
The memory of this was lost for centuries until his tomb was rediscovered n 1972.
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If you have time for just one tour in Florence, this is it. Experience Florence’s vibrant history while visiting all of the city’s highlights plus must-see monuments and churches, including the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Featured on TV documentaries and is highly recommended by just about every major travel guide.
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Ghost stories and murder mysteries - learn about the dark side of Florence as we take you across the Arno river and off the beaten path. Explore historic neighborhoods and finish the evening with an elegant cocktail overlooking one of the city’s favorite piazzas.
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Explore the Florentine winter magic with this limited time, privately guided tour.
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Experience the beauty and culture of Florence with your own personal guide on these private exclusive tours when you book a place on this discounted bundle that explores the city’s intimate ancient stories. Join our local experts for six hours of the best sites and scenes, including the historical centre and the two world-renowned museums - the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery Museum.
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Step back in time through more than 2,000 years of tantalising and tumultuous history to find out how this glorious city became one of the most important art centres of all time. See fabulous masterpieces and hear about the astounding events that happened here which shocked the Florentines...
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Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the city with your own personal guide to make the most of your time. See the David by Michelangelo, explore the famous Uffizi Gallery, and enjoy a brief introduction to the historic center all in one tour.
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See Florence’s urban history come to life on this exclusive guided visit of the historic centre that also includes a viewing of Michelangelo's original David at the Accademia. Focusing on the historically-rich areas north of the river and to the west of Santa Croce, you’ll be flipping through the proverbial pages of over 2,000 years of tantalizing history.
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Enjoy experiencing the Bargello museum, an amazing medieval jail. See fabulous artworks by the renaissance’s greatest sculptors: Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi with one of ArtViva’s a great expert guides.
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