The building in the second picture is the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, aka a very intricately built cathedral. Between the excellent blue sky and the lines of the architecture, it looked great from nearly every angle. Moving around front, the view was marvelous...
After that, we stopped at a little cafe and got some pizza. Delicious, needless to say. Afterwards, I walked around the Villa and took some pictures. More of them can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/mloiacono, as always. Here's a great view of Villa La Pietra:
Bring on day number two!