After breakfast, I needed to get going and strike off one of the most majestic, exhilarating and magnificent sight in all of ancient Roman architecture from our list - The Duomo. This unmistakable spectacle built in green and white marble deserves quite a lot of our time for understandable reasons. Since the entry to this cathedral remains free, you can expect a long queue at the entrance. But it's worth the pain as you will be left spellbound by the masterpiece of the cathedral, demanding your entire attention as you tilt your head upwards. Giorgio Vassari's frescoes of The Last Judgement is the centerpiece of the cathedral and will make you stand in awe.
However, not to be missed are the 476 stairs that ascend to the top of the cupola, providing you unmatched and unbeatable views of entire Florence. Alternatively, you can climb the adjacent bell tower to have the best views of Duomo cathedral along with the city-scape. Climbing to the Duomo cupola costs around 8 euros while an ascent to bell tower will cost around 6 euros.
Day 1, 13:00 hrs
By the time I came out, it was time to go on another hunt for local cuisines over lunch. I would not blame you if you give in to the temptation of lunch in one of the open-air beautiful restaurants along the old streets, but I would like to recommend some of my absolute favorites of traditional Florentine restaurants.