I had so much fun sharing Michelangelo’s David, I thought I’d continue with a few of my thoughts regarding Florence, which to date, is my absolute favorite Italian city.
No trip to Florence would be complete with out seeing Il Duomo, as it’s kind of hard to miss. I would describe as it’s most magnificent architectural masterpiece. The Florence Cathedral, The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (The Basilica of Saint Mary the Flower.) When you first happen upon Il Duomo, your breath catches in your throat at it’s sheer size, plus 700 year old buildings will kind of do that to you. For me, one of the best parts of visiting a city like Florence is having the opportunity to witness all of the places I’d till that point, only read about it books. Stories like,
Inferno By Dan Brown or The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant.