Day 6 – Florence

Posted on July 5, 2014

463 small steps for man.

A late start today, but straight to The Duomo again, this time we went inside to look around. Not too much to see, it’s quite bare (though huge). Some paintings and things though.

After looking inside, we lined up to climb the many stairs leading to the top of the Dome. Was a bit of a wait until we got inside. Once we did, we started climbing stairs. Up, up, up the stairs we went (463 of them), through narrow passages with low ceilings, until finally arriving at the top.

There was a complete 360 degree view of Florence, it was pretty cool. Took a lot of photos, but they don’t really do it justice.

Also attempted to take a few hand-held shots to make a panorama. Didn’t turn out perfectly, especially since I had to line the pictures up on my Surface (smaller screen), but still looks quite nice.

Florence Panorama.

Florence Panorama.

After a rest at the apartment, we headed out again to Piazzale Michelangelo. It is a square on a hill which overlooks all of Florence. We left at about 6pm and got there a bit before 7pm. It is an amazing view of the city, better than from The Duomo I think, as you get to see the whole city at once (including the river).

A view of Florence.

A view of Florence.

We stayed until sunset (about 9pm) and watched over the city, taking hundreds of photos. I won’t bore you with all of them, but here’s a select few.

Took a few more shots on the walk back.

Now I’m back at the apartment with a nice pizza and some icy cold pineapple juice…