Siena's Spectacular Cathedral

The Siena cathedral was one of the finest examples of Italian architecture I toured, and one that I photographed from various of angles both inside and out.  Below are just some of the gothic details, carved marble floors, and dizzying interiors.  

An overhead view of the Siena's spectacular cathedral.

An overhead view of the Siena's spectacular cathedral.

The Facade of the cathedral on an overcast day in Siena.

The Facade of the cathedral on an overcast day in Siena.

Every inch of the cathedral holds spectacular detail.

Every inch of the cathedral holds spectacular detail.

The ornate archway which leads inside.

The ornate archway which leads inside.

The marble floors are roped off to prevent wear on the etched details.
The marble floors are roped off to prevent wear on the etched details.
Etched marble floors, "The She-Wolf of Siena" with the emblems of the confederate cities dates from approximately 1373.

Etched marble floors, "The She-Wolf of Siena" with the emblems of the confederate cities dates from approximately 1373.

The central nave looking towards the High Altar.

The central nave looking towards the High Altar.

Looking up at the dizzying architecture of the Duomo's interior.

Looking up at the dizzying architecture of the Duomo's interior.

The interior of the Dome.

The interior of the Dome.

A wide angle view of the Cathedral.

A wide angle view of the Cathedral.

Chris Corradino