Tuscany's Gate of Heaven opens its doors


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The Independent Online

The interior of Siena’s Duomo has drawn visitors to the Tuscan cathedral for centuries to wonder at one of the world’s most intricately decorated religious buildings.

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Now, after years of renovation work, it opens a series of enclosed spaces previously only accessible to builders, allowing the public close-up views of the magnificent vaulted ceiling, which is known as the Porta del Cielo, or Gate of  Heaven. The cathedral dates back to the 13th century.