Duomo, Florence

Duomo, Florence

An absolute must. This magnificent, much-photographed cathedral complex includes a majestic dome, a freestanding graceful bell tower and a spectacularly proportioned octagonal baptistery with bronze doors. It’s all best looked at from one of the various cafes around the piazza. I once gazed at it from a window half the night, while it snowed. Thank you, life.

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