Florence Cathedral.

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      Florence Cathedral is a Gothic-style Roman Catholic church in Italy that dates back to the fourteenth century. It is also known as the Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore (Saint Mary of the Flower) or the Duomo (dome). The latter name refers to the cathedral’s most distinctive feature, a large dome on the east end of the structure. The cathedral was designed and begun without any clear idea of how the large dome could be built, and for decades it was incomplete. When a way to create the dome was finally devised, it was so revolutionary that the cathedral is often considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance.