(written by Bill)
This is the second of a three part series on a trip made back in 2007 when we visited three gorgeous cities in Italy – Rome, Florence, and Venice.
Florence - After a few days in Rome we were off to Florence which would be the second stop in our Italian vacation (holiday). We wanted to see some of the Italian countryside so we elected to take a train. The experience was both exciting and confusing as we entered the massive train station and tried to figure out how to buy a ticket from Rome to Florence. I’m sure it’s very easy if you speak Italian, but for us it was challenging to say the least (but part of the wonderful adventure).
We stayed at the Villa La Vedetta while in Florence which was absolutely the best! The hotel was located on the opposite side of the Arno River and offered a spectacular view of the the entire city.
Our hotel included a shuttle into the city throughout the day and from there we were able to walk to almost all of the sites we had planned to see. Florence is so different than Rome, a bit more country and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurants , museums, and touristy sites and after we had seen all we could, we decided to take a bus to the small town of Fiesole not far outside of Florence.
We are so glad we got out into the country to see an even more relaxed environment. We walked through the town and took in all the sites it had to offer and after a few hours settled into a great outdoor restaurant overlooking Florence in the distance. Can’t remember many other places that were more romantic and downright enjoyable.
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Hope you enjoy…