Not knowing what do with my free Saturday in Milan, I went ahead and booked train tickets to Firenze. Another dream-come-to trip alone besides Kyoto where I went earlier this year. Again, last-minute and very spontaneous. As I realised I am terribly late to book tickets for, let's say Uffizi Gallery (to see Botticelli, Da Vinci..), I had to do with just walking around and enjoying the city in slow-pace.. always the best way to explore a new city.
View from Giotto's bell tower next to Florence Cathedral. It was 414 steps to the top - the stairs were very steep, narrow and dark, even I felt claustrophobic for a second. The view was worth the effort though!
Basilica of Santa Maria Novella