I love the dome of Florence Cathedral, built by Brunelleschi in 1434: it’s huge and quite unique, making the city’s skyline one-of-a-kind. In addition it can be admired from far away, like from the surroundings of Impruneta and the terrace of Villa Medicea di Lilliano.
I noticed that there are several places in Florence, from where you’re suddenly stricken from the majestic sight of the Cupola; I decided to list them up for you, because these are sometimes hidden views of Florence and out-of-crowds streets. Of course these are great places to take pictures of Florence beautiful Dome.
Where to admire the Cupola in the city center
- Via de’ Servi – from Piazza Santissima Annunziata to the crossroad with Via de’ Pucci;
- Via dell’Oriuolo – from the corner of via Sant’Egidio until you reach Piazza Duomo;
- Via dello Studio – from the crossroad with Via de’ Neri to the crossroad with Via delle Oche;
- Via de’ Cerretani – from the corner of Via de’ Banchi to Piazza Duomo;
- Grande Museo del Duomo – from the inside of the museum and from the roof terrace you have an amazing view.
Where to admire the Cupola outside the city center
- Via de’ Bruni – at the height of The New York Univerisity
- Ponte Amerigo Vespucci – in the middle of the bridge
3 Must-see places from where to admire the Cupola
Last but not least, here below you finds 3 bonus, but more obvious, sights that I strongly recommend you see while in Florence:
- Piazzale Michelangelo – the best panoramic view of the city
- Arnolfo Tower – one of the best sights of the Duomo
- Oblate Cafè – from the terrace of this cafetteria in Florence it looks like you touch che Cupola
What’s your favorite view? Could you suggest it to me? Thanks!