Climbing the Duomo in Florence

We’ve had a glorious week in Tuscany. We took advantage of our crisp and clear day in Florence and climbed the 460+ steps to the top of the Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) in Florence. What a view (and workout)!

This is a fantastic activity with school-age+ kids and was the highlight of this trip to Florence.

Kids love the challenge of the steps and given that the stairway is curvy, dark, and narrow, it makes for quite an adventure. Those with claustrophobia, however, may not be pleased …

The other treat is that the climb takes you right under the Dome’s colorful fresco ceiling. For more Photo Friday posts, visit Delicious Baby.

Photos courtesy of Amie O’Shaughnessy

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  • This post has taken me back to my first trip to Florence on a school trip. The holiday was unforgettable and the views from the top of the Duomo stunning. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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