Orsanmichele in middle ground, Giotto’s Campanile and Brunelleschi’s cupola in background. I learned only today that the golden ball atop the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore was created by Andrea del Verrocchio in 1468 and placed atop the Cathedral on 27 May 1471. I am fortunate to be able to look at these masterworks many times every day of the year.
And, very close to my terrazzo, is this strong, rugged tower, a relic of the (Medieval) days when Firenze was dotted with such privately-owned torre. It is handsome all day long, but most attractive to my eye at night.