The Florentine Cathedral is probably one of the most photographed Cathedrals in the world. For somewhat obvious reasons. The sheer scale of the Cathedral is impressive in itself. The enormous Dome, designed by Brunelleschi, was largely inspired by the the Pantheon in Rome. Somewhat unsurprisngly, the interior is cavernous and the interior of the dome ornately decorated.
Climbing both the Campanile and Duomos Cuppola is possible and very much a rite of passage for most visitors to Florence.
Although visible from all the high points of the Florence, this picture was taken from the rooftop terrace of the Grand Hotel Cavour
Florence Duomo - detail of the exterior - Detail of the exterior of the Florence Duomo
Italy - 5 great restaurants - Recommended places to stay dine in Rome, Florence and Venice
Florence - Parrocchia S Santa Maria Maggiore - Historical notes on the Parrocchia S Santa Maria Maggiore in Florence, Italy
Italy - 10 places not to miss - 10 places you shouldn't miss in Italy
Florence - Basilica San Lorenzo - Information about the Brunelleschi designed Basilica San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy
Italy - 5 great hotels - Recommended hotels in Rome, Florence, Turin and Milan
San Gimignano - Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta - Historical notes on and about the Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta in San Gimignano
Florence - Arno waterfront in the early evening - View of the Arno river running through Florence in the early evening light
Florence - Ponte Vecchio straddling the Arno - Trinket on sale in front of Florences famous Ponte Vecchio bridge
Pisa - Chiesa Santa Maria della Spina - Some brief notes on the Chiesa Santa Maria della Spina on the banks of the River Arno in Pisa
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook