Have you ever climbed the Brunelleschi dome in Florence?
It’s an unique experience, it’s a fantastic feeling : a metaphor of life ….you start in the dark and you reach the light throughout many steps you have to climb , all the difficulties of life you had to pass through and finally freedom , finally you can clearly the world inside and outside you
Not just for the view , the skyline of Firenze from this highness it’s breathtaking, but even inside the frescoes by great artists such as Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari started in 1572 until 1579
Steps are many , 463 ! But you don’t fell them as you have a first stop before the top and you could take a rest admiring the magnificent frescoes and the pavement of the church that from here could be seen in all its beauty
You could see the light from small windows on your way to the top of the dome
You could see the big holes where was fixed the self-supported structure that architect Filippo Brunelleschi invented to be able to built this masterpiece of art
Other holes could been seen among the frescoes used for the same reason
Then a special detail you can see clearly during your climb : light bricks in herringbone pattern used by Brunelleschi for the inner part of the double shell he created to better support the weight of the structure.
Then , after few steep steps you could see the sky …
Cannot describe the feeling of joy I felt : you are on the top of the world , of my world and I felt so free also because since today we can take our mask off outdoor so a double happiness for me, a new sign of hope for a better future , back to normal life !
Enjoy life, carpe diem because future is now !!!!
If you wish to climb the dome with me just let me know I can book the ticket and the entrance with me ❤️