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Duomo Top View – Florence, Italy

 

Photo of the Day – Duomo Top View – Florence, Italy

There are many places to check-out the stunning Florence Cityscape and one that I enjoyed this week was from atop Il Duomo. This famous dome sits on top of the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower and has been there since its completion in 1436. Yes, for nearly 600 years!

One of the craziest things about it is that you can actually climb all the way to the top. Next, you spiral around and up the side of the dome (inside). And finally, you stand on top of the dome with this magnificent view of Florence.

As you can probably see, I didn’t have the best weather. In fact, I took this shot in between wiping down the lens from the rain that was coming down pretty good. I was the first one up to the top (got there at 8:15 – doors open at 8:30) which afforded me plenty of room to move around. Add this to your list of things to do in Florence … you’re going to be busy :)

PS: Be ready to climb – it is a solid 10-15 minutes of non-stop stairs!

Duomo Top View - Florence, Italy
 
  • http://favstar.fm/users/nicholassabalos/recent Nicholas Sabalos, Jr.

    It didn’t take you long to get back up to typically-outstanding speed, Will! You and Brad have that “golden touch.” You both are going to make a name for yourselves!
    Once again, Thank You for sharing the wonder and the journey!

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