Inside it is pretty empty for an Italian Cathedral. There were a couple of amazing painted glass windows and pictures.
This is the door of the Baptistry - beautiful. The construction of the cathedral dome and the door of the baptistry were up for a competition and two rivals got the different projects and they tried to outdo each other. I don't know which one was better, but they were pretty awesome.
To the left is a small shot of the dome. During a thunderstorm the huge golden ball on top of the dome fell off and so they hired Benjamin Franklin to make it safe for more lightning attacks.
To the right: one of the great painted glass windows. Below: the top of the Baptistry. It's pretty cool and there is a picture of Christ being baptized by immersion rather than the sprinkling of water which is pretty rare for Catholics.
This was the government seat in Florence once upon a time.
This Church is where a whole bunch of famous people are buried. Stand by for their tombs:
Touching this little cutie's nose can give you good luck. So I grabbed on hard :)
Fun little fountain in the courtyard of one of the museum's we visited. I'm pretty sure this was in the Palazzo Vecchio, where the de' Medici family used to live before they changed to a better palace.
View from the Palazzo Vecchio
This is the River that flows under the famous Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). It is an awesome bridge covered with jewelry shops, which is unfortunate for everyone because they are way too expensive. It used to be a a meat market and so the de' Medici family decided to make a private walkway above the shops so they didn't have to walk through the dirty and smelly market.