Florence was another city that I really enjoyed. We took a train there. I love trains, though I’ve never taken a train before Spring Break, so each time was an interesting experience. Armed with my motion sickness medicine for each trip, I was prepared though. I love watching the countryside pass by as we amble along. It doesn’t feel fast, but it gets you there pretty quick!
Anyway, despite the lovely sunshine, it was actually rather chilly in Florence. We tried to find the David, but the gallery was closed on Mondays. Eh. No big deal. We were returing to the Piazza del Duomo to find something else to do when we happened across a street market. We spent hours looking at all the different items each stall had to offer, though I admit I’m not a fan of the pushier salespeople in Europe. They tend to be mean and make comments if you don’t stop at their store. Not cool.
Anyway, I ended up with a really nice t shirt and a cute bracelet, both of which say Firenze on them. We of course decided that we needed to warm up and so we hit up a gelateria. Andrea found it. She finds all of them. Seriously, the girl has a sixth sense for gelato. As usual, it was delicious. I could eat gelato every day and never tire of it. We wandered around and saw a few more sites like the Piazza della Signioria, il Ponte Vecchio, Dante’s House and the Disney Store. We hopped on an earlier train than intended because despite the loveliness, it was really cold and we wanted to be back in Perugia, our home base in Italy. We chilled in Cesca’s flat for a bit, then they headed to the hostel and I stayed with Cesca. I loved sleeping over at her apartment, it was like we were at home again living in the same room. I gathered my things for the coming day: our next stop was Rome!
Casey wanted to find a calzone. She did
More kebabs. SO. GOOD.
"We should get these for all the grand openings we do!"
Awesome shopping market
Chocolate and Vanilla gelato
Il Duomo in Firenze
HE SMELLS LIKE STRAWBERRIES!!!!!
Piazza della Signoria
Amazing sidewalk art