Yesterday I spent the day in Florence with my mother-in-law and her friend. Our sole purpose was to shop, and nothing else. No museums, no sculptures, no artwork – no culture! Just shopping, shopping, and shopping.

I brought my camera along for the ride anyways for a quick stop in the main Piazza. Here’s some pics!

Florence Duomo at Night

Gorgeous at night.

Main Square in Florence at night

Near the end of October and the main square in Florence is still packed with people in the evenings.

Florence at night

A beautiful view at any time of the day.

Florence at night

Glorious in stature and magnificent in its detail. Florence at night is stunning!

Florence in the evening Florence - the main square

Florence tower - 400 steps

If you feel like a workout, take the stairs to the top!

The tower in Florence

Brunellischi's Duomo, Florence

Brunellischi’s Duomo, Florence

Brunelleschi's Duomo in Florence

An engineering feat. Brunelleschi’s Duomo in Florence is worth the trip alone.

TIP: If you are looking for the absolute riches, creamiest, chocolatiest gelato in Florence – go to Venchi’s and treat yourself to the Cremino 1878 with any other flavor. You won’t regret it – I promise!

Venchi's Chocolates in Florence

Try the 1878 Cremino….

Venchi's Chocolates in Florence

Venchi’s Chocolates in Florence