"When I Fell In Love With The Duomo." by Joe Riccio
Florence is a city that, more than anywhere in Europe, embodies the splendor and endless wealth of the Renaissance. At certain times of the day, when the sunlight reflects in just the right manner, it would appear that the entire city was constructed from marble, and the brilliant array of shimmering colors allow you to easily imagine how so many brilliant artists called this inspirational place home.
Much of this historic grandeur has been beautifully maintained, and is exhibited in each of the properties run by the Gidec Real Estate company and the amazingly helpful Marketing Director Cristiana Sagato These range from Villa Il Garafaolo, a sprawling estate once inhabited by Dante and Beatrice that overlooks the old city, to luxurious apartments at Palazzo Rimbotti that overlook Uffizi and Brunelleschi’s Dome, to name a few.
I had the utmost privilege to lay my head down for 4 nights in the aforementioned Vista Duomo. Located on a high floor, all of the windows practically open directly into the Cathedral of San Gaetano, one of the city’s only Baroque churches that is marked by the crest of the Medici family, and beyond that is a direct line of sight to the most famous dome of all.