For our second day in Florence we had two goals; to climb the tower and to visit Santa Maria della Croce. Charles also wanted to climb to the upper levels of Il Duomo, but the line went around the entire building. Ridiculous! It would have been a two hour wait, if not more, to get in. The tower was only about 30 minutes, so we left it at that. Got some great shots of the city from on high.
|The tower in front of Il Duomo; Charles climbed to the second level; "Stop" for Jeanne at the first :)|
|Shot taken from the first level of the tower|
|View from the opposite window|
|Il Duomo from the first level|
|Great selection of wines, particularly from the Tuscan region|
|Brunello di Montalcino, compares to some the best wines we've ever tasted|
As we made our way to the Ponte Vecchio after leaving Obseqvivm wine bar, we were reminded about the manager who immigrated to Florence from Mexico for the art... makes sense...it's everywhere, even on the streets.