My husband and I took a trip to Italy this past summer, and eventually I'll show you all of our pictures. :) We spent the most time in Florence, so I have to split those pictures into several posts. I shared our pictures of the Ponte Vecchio a few weeks ago. These are our pictures of the Cathedral (Duomo in Italian), which is huge. The square surrounding it isn't big enough to allow you get a picture of the whole building.
In the pictures we had seen of this building before our trip, the marble always looked black and white. Turns out it's actually Christmas colors! If you look closely, you can see the green and pinkish-red marble.
This is the bell tower, which is attached to the cathedral.
It's surprisingly light inside. The dome was beautifully painted. We also happened across a high school choir on tour that sang a song. The acoustics and echoes were unbelievable. What an awesome, worshipful moment!
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy.
1/3/2015 04:08:53 am
Gorgeous photos! The first one really shows the massive size of the cathedral in relation to the people surrounding it.
1/4/2015 06:57:40 am
Thanks, Sandra. I agree - I couldn't believe how huge it was! I definitely would like to visit Florence again as well. It was a beautiful city.
1/3/2015 05:01:42 am
They are beautiful places, and Florence looks wonderful - I would love to go to Italy. I've always wanted to see Florence, Rome and Venice. My Snapshot is at http://chriscross53.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/seagulls-and-crab-pots.html
1/4/2015 06:58:27 am
This was my third time visiting Italy, and I'd gladly go again. It is so beautiful there! (And the gelato is amazing. :)
1/4/2015 06:59:11 am
Thanks, Ginny. Isn't it fun to look back on old pictures and dream about going again?
1/4/2015 06:59:38 am
Thanks, Judy! I'm glad you are enjoying my pictures. :)
Lovely pictures! I'd love to go back to Florence. I went when I was about 14 and didn't really appreciate. When my husband and I went to Europe on our honeymoon, we skipped past Florence (although I think we were stuck in the train station for a bi) and headed right to Rome.
1/4/2015 07:00:21 am
I've thought the same thing about vacations from when I was a kid. I don't remember nearly as much about them as I wish I did. Just another excuse for revisiting those places, right? :)
Florence is an amazing town for all its art. We stayed at a hotel right next to the Duomo. We felt like we could reach out and touch it.
1/4/2015 07:01:26 am
That would be awesome to stay so close to the Duomo. I agree - there is so much art in Florence, in the museums as well as just wandering down the street!
1/4/2015 07:02:27 am
That seems to be my problem with Italy - I've gone there three times now! I've been to Paris twice, but haven't seen much of the rest of France. I hope to remedy that soon! :)
1/4/2015 07:03:56 am
I absolutely agree. It's amazing how bright they are inside. The play of the light, especially through the stained glass, is beautiful.
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