I love this approach to the Duomo. I walk this path every day. It never grows old.
I love this angle of the Duomo as well. The thousands of tourists gather everyday at the facade of the cathedral, which is clean and polished. I prefer the gritty side view. It seems more authentic.
The side view is actually more authentic, because the fancy facade of the church is a 19th-century confection. The side is the original building.
Gritty and real and I love it. How lucky I feel to see it daily!