Date : 9/18/06
City : Florence
Location : Campanile
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On our last morning in Florence we climbed up the Campanile outside the Duomo. The view was gorgeous, but like many such towers in Europe, the stairway was narrow, steep, crowded and well nigh endless. There were all these fake-out terraces along the way -- you'd get to a landing and it would look like you were at the top, but just as you were catching your breath you'd notice a sign pointing up another set of stairs.