Piazza del Duomo
||Ahh, the beautiful Florentine
Duomo! I doubt that I will ever again see a sight as breathtaking as the first time
I saw The Duomo. The sheer size and magnificence of Brunelleschi's cupola strike you
as being a sight to behold. I was extremely lucky to live essentially across the
block (100m) from the dome and to be able to see the cupola by simply glancing out of my
window at the Albergo Firenze.
Piazza was always a hub of activity in the city at all hours of the night. The
Jubilee 2000 plans have brought new lighting to all sides of the grand cathedral making it
an imposing and inspiring nighttime sight. The Vu' Cumpra, Senegalese
street-vendors, work the piazza displaying their wares (everything from sunglasses to
African iron sculptures).