a.k.a Piazza del Duomo
Plans for the catherdral buildings were approved in 1296 and completed in 1436.
(And I thought the Santa Monica city council permit process was slow.)
Hard to take a bad picture in Florence.
View of the Duomo from the roof of the Uffizi Gallery
Italy's architectural roots run deep, but the future is relentless.
In the Piazza della Signoria: Michelangelo's David
(from this angle, you can't see his "Goliath")