The inside was just as massive and beautiful as the outside…
After we saw the inside, we stood on line to go up to the bell tower. Good thing we got there early because the line behind us was wrapped around the building!
I was kinda nervous because the one day I wore a dress was the day we wanted to see the Duomo. There are very strict dress code rules and I was so relieved that they let me go by.
The view from above was so cool…
We climbed a really narrow staircase to the top. Thank God there were small windows along the way.
The view from the top was magnificent!
Then we climbed up that tower ^^^ for a view of the dome (below). While walking up the narrow staircase, I bumped into a friend that I went to high school with and hadn’t seen in years! What are the chances?! It was so crazy!
The next stop was to this really cool market that Davey found. Of course, we got a plate of homemade pasta and it was out of this world!
Davey also read about this lookout point that you could hike to and get a great view of the city. We were so excited and assumed that it was a hidden gem and that we’d be the only ones there. Nope. The place was swarming with tourists. But it was still a really pretty view.
At this point in the trip, we were running out of clean clothes. So we had a date at the a laundromat, picnic and all.
Next stop, Rome!