Snapshots from Italy

Scenes from inside the Duomo

I never meant to climb to the top of the Duomo in Florence, but then I did. And, as often happens while traveling, this accident turned into a very special memory. I wandered the same tight turns and corridors as Duomo’s mastermind Filippo Brunelleschi and his workers. I even saw tools — some of them original! — used during construction.

 

Want to know how I accidentally climbed to the top of Brunelleschi’s engineering marvel? Here’s my story! For a well-written, quick read of the Duomo’s construction, I recommend Ross King’s Brunelleschi’s Dome.

Stacy_diAnna_StudentessaMatta1

Very happy to be at the top!

 I invite you to sign my guestbook, and to join me on Facebook, where I share often about Italy! This post first appeared on Prayers and Piazzas.

Advertisements

18 thoughts on “Scenes from inside the Duomo

  1. Reblogged this on Italian in Italy's Blog and commented:
    The ticket to the Duomo costs euro 15 and includes also the renewed Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo and the Battistero, if you are able to visit them within 48 hrs !

    Like

    • You got me, Andrea! I suppose it would be more accurate to say that I accidently started climbing to the top. 🙂 Once I knew I was on the wrong path, I did keep going rather than turn back. Read my guest post (link embedded at the end of “Scenes from Inside the Duomo” post) — you’ll enjoy that story. Cin cin! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ok! Maybe the day after I’ve had a big dinner I can make it my goal for the day to get to the top. 😉 Piazza Michelangelo is such a great tip – I had never been there until the last time I was in Florence. So beautiful!

        Liked by 1 person

Share your two centesimi:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s