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Giotto' s Bell Tower

Giotto's Bell Tower or  Campanile di Giotto. Located in Florence Italy


The bell tower of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florance, italy  was begun by Giotto in 1334. Also called Campanile di Giotto meaning  Giotto's Bell Tower

Built: 1334-1357

Grotto's Bell Tower that was started in 1334. The 85-metre high Bell Tower stands in the Piazza San Giovanni, Florence, Italy.   The magnificent structure was the creation of three great architects; Giotto who designed the tower and died during its construction. In 1348, Andrea Pisano continued Giotto work. The last three levels were built by Florentine architect Francesco Talenti.   The Bell-tower's unique facade consists of three different colors of Italian marbles. It  has a square found


Detail images of the reliefs located on the lower levels of the tower. The stone carvings were done by Andrea Pisano, Donatello, and other local sculptures.

Detail of stone carving from Giotto's Bell Tower in Florance, Italy detail image on Giotto famous Bell Tower in Florence, Italy      

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