After visiting various other rooms on the first and second floors, each decorated with gorgeous frescoes and paintings, we climbed up to the battlements and then all the way up to the top of Arnolfo Tower. The climb to the top of the tower was steep but totally worth the effort as we got a breathtaking bird's eye view of the entire Florence city.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Our next stop was the enormous and majestic Palazzo Pitti which lay on the opposite side of River Arno. In the mid-16 th century, Palazzo Pitti replaced Palazzo Vecchio as the official residence of Florence's dukes and it was even used as a base by Napoleon in the late 18 th century.