It is not true that the interior of the Duomo in Florence is spartanly comparing to the other churches. The interior was absolutely functional to both the religious and political requirements of an important city as Florence was in the Middle Ages.
The Duomo was finished in the ’70s of 1400 about 170 years later, with the placement of the copper ball on Brunelleschi’s dome ( or we should say Brunelleschi’s domes because the domes are 2, an interior dome and an outer dome).
The surface of the interior dome is the largest area decored with a fresco…about 38.750 square feet
The interior of the Duomo receives the daylight through 44 stained glass windows realized by excellents glaziers between 1300 and 1400 thanks to the drawings made by some of the most important artists such as Ghiberti, Donatello, Paolo Uccello.
The cathedral hosts a very significant example of how two different styles and techniques can even receive more strength from living side by side, I’m talking about the amazing mosaic with the Coronation of Mary by Gaddo Gaddi (early 1300) gladdened by painted Musical Angels by Santi di Tito ( late 1500).
Do you still think that the interior of our cathedral is spartan?
No, you don’t, the entrance is free.
No, you don’t, it is not possible at all to reserve the entrance since it is free.
Of course, you can, all my tours are tailor-made.
Yes, you can.
It would be great if you book also another tour, maybe the Baptistery Tour or the museum of the Duomo Tour 🙂
Yes, you do, legs up to the knee and shoulders must be covered.
No, you can’t, the entrance to climb the dome is not the same entrance to enter the cathedral. To climb the dome you need a ticket.