Recommendation by Cheryl Ng
Every time I’ve been to Florence I’ve not bothered with the Duomo. It’s always crowded, long ticket lines, everything touristy and unpleasant that I find to be a waste of time. That is, until I was in Florence for an incredible wedding, and the couple booked out the Duomo for a scrumptious feast and private museum experience. I was floored by the architectural creativity and sheer willpower it took to complete. Later I started learning more about the many generations of the Medici family and truly understood the importance of patrons in the world of art back then, and its intersection between politics, religion, and of course the PR of it all. So much I don’t know, and so much more to learn!
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy