Florence & Pisa

Once we got back from the Amalfi coast we enjoyed our last night in Rome and eagerly awaited our train the next morning to Firenze with a short stop in Pisa before heading to Venice.
I told you I packed in a lot but we made sure we enjoyed each city that we went to.

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Again we took the train Trenitalia from Roma to Firenze for a ride of about one and a half hours. No hustles just looked up our train and we were on our way. Side note if someone approaches you at the train station to help you locate your train ignore them. The train numbers and train times are so easy to follow, they are just crooks trying to con you.

I loved Florence. We stayed at B&B Marbo Florence . Look through the various hotel booking sites to get a good deal. It was clean, free wi-fi and breakfast. The location was the best because we were walking distance from everything. The train station, the Duomo, Uffizi and the Accademia. Please buy tickets for all the places above early. You don't want to be stuck in a line.

As soon as we arrived we checked in and set off to sight see. It was a bit gloomy that day but it didn't take away from beautiful Firenze.

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The duomo is so beautiful but first we had tickets to the Accademia to see the David. I was super excited.
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After we walked around before heading to the Duomo and the dreaded stairs to the top.
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 The ceiling of the Duomo hand painted.
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 On top of the Duomo.
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We spent a couple of minutes on top of the Duomo before heading to the Uffizi.
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 Click on the panoramas for a better view.
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 Views of the Duomo from Uffizi.
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Afterwards we walked around and came across this beauty.
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Ponte Vecchio
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 The Square

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It wouldn't have been a trip of Florence without trying some Firenze specialties. This may be the best beef I have ever had. They were so nice to show us how to eat it with the pepper, salt and virgin olive oil sizzling. Just perfect my friends with a glass of wine. The restaurant was a hole in the wall with nothing fancy about it but some of the best food I have ever eaten.

The following morning we headed to Pisa for a quick stop. Literally had some photos taken and then we rushed back to the train station because we were heading to Venice in the afternoon.

Pisa is an hour away from Florence. The logistics of taking a train from Pisa to Venice were not making sense so I had as go for a quick ride to Pisa then back to Florence to take the train to Venice.
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 It would have been remiss of me no to take this photo.

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That concludes our one and half days in Florence and Pisa.

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