Cupola Saint Petri Gloriae
Saint Petri Glorie is a Michelangelo's dome was only completed to the base when he died. It was later finished by Giacomo della Porta in 1590.
The great dome soars above the altar and the baldacchino, sumptuously embellished with mosaic and stucco ornaments. It is supported by four structural piers with a perimeter of 71 m. and a height of 120 m. from the ground to the roof of the lantern.
March 3rd, 2013
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