At the heart of the skyline, a mountainous dome of red tiles rose up, its zenith adorned with a gilt copper ball that glinted like a beacon.

Il Duomo.

Brunelleschi had made architectural history by engineering the basilica’s massive dome & now, more than five hundred years later, the 375-foot-tall structure still stood its ground, an immovable giant on Piazza del Duomo.

Taken from ‘Inferno’

-Dan Brown-


The Cupola from the inside


Il Duomo