Saturday, June 7, 2014

Views of Florence from the Top of Giotto's Campanile

Construction of the 278-foot tower started in 1334 and was completed in 1359.

These views were our reward for ascending 414 steps.  

Looking to the east, maybe a bit southeast.  The Bargello National Museum is at center right.  Santa Croce Church is just above center.

Looking south.  The Palazzo Vecchio, the castle-like building with tower, is at center.  The Arno River is just beyond.

Looking north.  Find the yellow wall just left of and slightly below center.  That's where we're staying, at the Hotel Europa.

For those of you who have been following along -- yes, the weather has been perfect every day.

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