DUOMO. florence

Usually when I am going to visit a new city, I do extensive amounts of research, and almost feel that I have been before I step off the plane.  I did not get to do this before my trip to Italy, and I was pleasantly surprised by everything I saw…this may be a new trend in the way I travel (still had to look up restaurant recommendations though…no one likes to be out in the cold on those important things!).