A Snapshot From / Florence

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.


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.

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 !


    • 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! 🙂

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      • 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!

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