Duomo di Siena - a Triump of Romanesque-Gothic Architecture

by Steven Seidell November. 07, 2019 58 views

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

Reflection of Bell Tower

Reflection of Bell Tower

Siena's majestic duomo showcases the talents of many great medieval and Renaissance architects and artists: Giovanni Pisano designed the intricate white, green and red marble facade, Nicola Pisano carved the elaborate pulpit, Pinturicchio painted the frescoes in the extraordinary library and Michelangelo, Donatello and Gian Lorenzo Bernini all produced sculptures.

Built between 1215 and 1263 on the site of an earlier structure, the cathedral is in the form of a Latin cross with a slight projecting dome and bell tower. The exterior and interiors are decorated in white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, black and white being the symbolic colors of Siena.

Siena, Italy

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