Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church in Florence. Construction of this Gothic style icon began in 1296, and was completed in 1436. The cathedral is not only one of the biggest churches in Italy, but one of the biggest in the world.
The exterior of the building features marble panels, in shades of pink, green and white. The cathedrals Crypt is the burial site of Pope Nicholas II and Pope Stephen IX, as well as Filippo Brunelleschi, who designed the Cathedrals famous dome.