The Crown Jewel

This weekend, I took a trip to Florence, Italy to visit Anna, who is studying abroad there. She was a wonderful host and tour guide during my stay. Unsurprisingly, the Florence Cathedral, also known as the Duomo, was the first stop of our tour, as it is one of the most iconic buildings in the city.

The Duomo (which, contrary to popular belief, does not mean ‘dome,’ but ‘cathedral’) is so large that it is difficult to take a photo of the entire building from ground level.

The inside of the cathedral was not what I expected. Other than the inside of the dome itself, the interior architecture of the building is quite underwhelming. Yes, it’s huge and the ceilings go on forever, but compared to the incredible detail of the exterior, it failed to awe me.

A trip to Firenze is incomplete without a photo in front of the Duomo; I love being a tourist!



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