We arrived in this city weary travellers. It was early evening and our 2 days in Florence was already whittled away to 1 because of a train delay of several hours combined with our whirlwind excursion to the Tower and Duomo in Pisa.(Leah, you would have loved the shopping precinct we walked through on our way to the Leaning Tower-the 40 minute walk took us through streets with beautiful shop fronts. Anna, Gill and K had fun buying Birkenstocks at one store. We were glad we bought them when we did because our return journey to the train station was during siesta and everything had closed for those few hours.)
... an exciting set of bus rides where we knew not where we were headed nor when to get off, and a little scare after midnight in a lonely, back of the tracks kind of street where we were approached by 2 men. "All's well that ends well" our momma used to say.
So long Frienze. Thank you for a lovely stay. Onwards now to Rome and more adventure!