I promised you several months ago a photograhic journey to the top of the Duomo in Florence. Here it is.
Beginning of the many, many stairs
We saw these fellows at a landing somewhere on the way up
Looking down from a balcony (not all the way up yet)
This is a terrible picture but it gives you an idea of how narrow some of the passageways were.
Part of the fresco on the ceiling — painted by Vasari, I found out later
Around the corner again and again
Up the steep stone steps
The views at the top — worth it!
Afterwards we rewarded ourselves with some gelato
A leather purse was my souvenir