This was just the facade of some hotel. You see this kind of thing all over Florence.

This is the inside of the Duomo. It's hard to get a sense of scale here...

We hiked up to the top of the Duomo. To get there you go through some really tight spaces. It wasn't built with tourists in mind, they just had little passage ways for service people. This is some secondary dome.

Stuff like this.

The tower, viewed from above.

Maybe this is Santa Croce. I forget. Anyway, this church has some pretty famous people buried in it.

Like Michelangelo.

Or maybe this was Michelangelo. I should've taken some notes...

Here's a better shot of the church.


Not a dead person.

Galileo. Dang!

Daytime shot from the hotel room balcony.

Baptistry, bell tower, and Duomo at night.

Some random street at night.

I bought some stylish Italian shoes.

Next on page 4, we go inside the Duomo and the Baptistry.