On this day: Construction Started on the Dome of Florence Basilica

Thursday, 7th August 2014 by

On August 7, 1420, construction started on the dome of Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. Work on the structure had been going on under various architects for well over a century at this point, and it would be 16 more years before the dome was completed and the breathtaking Renaissance structure was dedicated by the Pope.