Florence from above

If you decide to climb the medieval Torre di San Niccolo in Florence, you will have a 360 degree view that is hard to believe.

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You can see some of the steps criss-crossing the upper part of the tower in the photo below.  The steps are houses in that whitish diagonal shape. And in the lower portion of the tower below, you can see additional steep stone steps along the left side of the tower wall. I know, for I climbed all 161 steps to the top 2 days ago!

It was well worth the trouble, even in the 97 degree heat! And that is saying something.

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Here are a few more shots of the stairways:

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So, once at the top, let’s see what you can see!

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Ciao! Firenze!  You are looking mighty fine!

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Hello Santa Croce above.

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You can walk all around the top of the tower, taking pictures between the crenellations

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Now, let’s look to the east and a bit north of the tower:

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Directly to the west of the tower is this section of the city: San Niccolo.

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Now, let’s have a look to the south from the tower.  Piazzale Michelangelo!

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And, why not a few shots straight down?

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And one more look to the west:

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The tower is nice at night too:

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