Catterdrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Tale of Two Trips to the Duomo

Tale of Two Trips to the Duomo

In 1978, I took a year off from medical school and backpacked through Western Europe and the British Isles. One of the most memorable parts of this trip was the time I spent in Florence, Italy, where I first encountered the Duomo. I was amazed to see its pastel colors, interesting geometric shapes and hordes of tourists gaping at it.