|The exterior of the duomo in the light of a winter sunrise.|
|A view from Piazzale Michelangelo.|
|A view of the bell tower from the top of the dome.|
I would definitely recommend climbing the stairs to the top of Brunellschi's dome. There are 463 steps to the top. I learned the hard way, that you really should take a bottle of water with you. Not only will this provide you with the best vantage point of viewing the dome's interior frescoes of the Last Judgement, you will find the most stunning 360 degree views of Florence from the top of the dome.
|The main building of the cathedral in 2011.|