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With Easter Sunday Mass under way inside the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, anticipation mounts in the Piazza del Duomo just outside the Cathedral. At precisely 11:00, the Archbishop of Florence ignites a firework-propelled Colomba (Dove) which hurtles down the wire attached from a pole beside the altar to the top of the Cart parked outside the doors of the Cathedral. Before returning down the wire back into the Cathedral, the Dove ignites the fireworks attached to the cart, and the Cart "explodes" in a dramatic and very noisy sequence of bangs, fireworks, colour and smoke. Bring your earplugs!

 

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