Memories of Italy: Brunelleschi’s Dome and Cosimo Medici’s Legacy

Jun 24, 2020 237

Brunelleschi’s Dome (Duomo) is a must see in Florence,” said our guides before the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic. It dominates the Flore nce skyline. Two geniuses, Filippo Brunelleschi, a founding father of Renaissance architecture, and Cosimo Medici the Elder, a Florence banker’s generosity, created a one of kind dome for the Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Brunelleschi and Cosimo Medici had one purpose: to glorify their Christian faith through a unique architectural dome. It helped launch the early Renaissance whose center was in Florence.

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