By: Dr. Bruce Helming
Our last day outside
I took the opportunity to go to the top of the Duomo. While waiting in line I chatted with a very nice family from
The interior is covered by Vasari’s vast fresco, and as you walk across a walkway inside the dome you find yourself just a few feet below the beautiful images and hundreds of feet above the floor. Another climb up narrow passages and stairwells leads to the incredible Florentine panorama of hills, churches and rooftops. The time and effort of the climb are powerful reminders of the amount of work and engineering that went into the construction of these incredible churches.
Lunch in Montecatini was another fine Italian four-course meal, and we even had a brief thunderstorm to remind us of