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November 28, 2009

I know what you’re thinking… “another Duomo post? really?” Well, yes. I do live two blocks away from it and is an incredible piece of architecture and Brunelleschi worked hard to earn the commission for the cupola. So to visit it once again, instead of just focusing on it’s exterior my friends and I finally went up the 400+ steps to the top.  Over half way the climb up you walk around the interior of the duomo to give you the chance to see the frescoes up close! They’re so detailed and interesting. From there you finish by climbing between the inside and outside of the duomo. Despite the climb up, it was definitely worth the view.

Being up there also gave me the chance to take some Ariel shots of some buildings (including the Duomo) as well as see the detailing of the cupola up close. Enjoy!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. lovebug35 permalink
    November 28, 2009 9:51 pm

    the second pic is incredible.

  2. November 29, 2009 2:42 am

    The second photograph is wonderful! Wow! What a view! I love the architecture and the red tiled roofs. Nice series of photos. 🙂

  3. November 29, 2009 11:49 pm

    What a view! Well worth the climb on such a beautiful day.

  4. simonk permalink
    November 30, 2009 10:47 am

    A few years ago I had a holiday in florence and never managed to go up to the top. Looking at your pictures of the view I really wish I had. Fantastic shots

  5. November 30, 2009 10:57 am

    You should make it your goal to return to Florence to climb the Dome. It’s really good to have the shots into the church and the close up views of the dome fresco.

  6. November 30, 2009 11:27 am

    What a wonderful view from that tower. It gives a very good impression of the historic city.

  7. December 1, 2009 10:08 am

    Breathtaking view, I love the first photo.

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