Florence, Italy

It’s been a while since my last post, but I am determined to wrap up these vacation posts before a really busy fall starts.

After Rome my mom and I took the train north to Florence. We stayed in a hotel near the train station that was meh, not terrible but I wouldn’t go out of my way to stay there again or recommend it to friends. Florence was small enough to walk around, so most days were spent just wandering.

First on our agenda was to go to the Accademia to see David, and the rest of the art! The line was long, we probably waited 2 hours outside to get in. I didn’t think it would be worth it, but seeing David in person was amazing. The statue is huge, way larger than I thought.

Another big highlight of our time in Florence was climbing Giottio’s Campanile. The Duomo happened to be closed while we were there, so I was happy we were able to climb the tower to get a great view of Florence. I was especially proud of my mom, who had knee replacement surgery last year, and climbed all the steps like it was no big deal. :)

We had a big adventure after Florence which involved renting a car. Fair warning, I would heavily advise against renting a car in Italy.

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One Response to Florence, Italy

  1. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE Florence so, so much. We stayed at an apartment ran by Hotel Dali (they were out of rooms and offered the apartment instead and it was the best place we stayed!), which I totally recommend. Giotto’s Campanile is so beautiful. Florence is so beautiful.

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