Hotels to remember: Giotto's bell tower

Giotto's bell tower: introduction

Giotto's bell tower Hotel

Renowned as "Giotto's bell tower", the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was initiated in 1334 by the painter Giotto. Giotto proceeded to the construction of the bell tower using the red marble from Sienna, the white marble from Carrara and the green marble from Prato. Today this magnificent monument is considered one of the masterpiece of Giotto.

Giotto died in 1337 and Andrea Pisano, the artist of the Southern door of the Baptistery, completed the bell tower that was finished by Andrea Talenti in the 1359. The Giotto's bell tower, more ornamental then functional, has a panoramic terrace at the top and it is one of the most beautiful in Italy.

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