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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Giotto Di Bondone the Architect



Giotto's Bell Tower was started in 1334 and finished in 1357. The 85-metre high Bell Tower stands in the Piazza San Giovanni, Florence, Italy. This magnificent structure was the creation of three great architects; Giotto, father of the Italian Renaissance, designed the tower and died during its construction. In 1348, Andrea Pisano continued Giotto great work. The last three levels were built by Florentine architect Francesco Talenti. The Bell-tower's unique facade consists of three distinctive colors of local Italian marbles. more.

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