Day Trip to Florence, Italy In pictures

Cathedral Duomo Florence, Italy

Travel is at once exhilarating and exhausting.  Even though it was late when I got in my cousin Erin and I had to have a glass or two of Champagne to celebrate my late but happy arrival into Rome.  Finally after being up for close to two days I made my way under the covers of my firm and simple bed some time around 1:30am.  

Any alarm would have been too early today, but this morning's alarm was unforgiving going off at 5:45am to accommodate a 7:20am train to Florence.  I'm still running purely on adrenaline, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  We took A bullet train from the Termini train station in Rome to Florence in about an hour and a half.  Once set free into the city we stumbled upon the hard to miss Cathedral Duomo.  I've never seen anything like it in my life.  

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

After Meandering around a bit we headed to the Uffizi museum to check out a few famous paintings that I never in my wildest imagination thought I'd get to see in person.  

View from the Uffizi museum

View from the Uffizi museum

Lots of walking and standing in museums works up quite the appetite and I got to enjoy my first pizza in Italy.  It was as good as I imagined.  

Pizza at Firenze in Florence
Our Lunch time View

Our Lunch time View

After Lunch expresso is always a good idea... 

Ummm Caffine... 

Ummm Caffine... 

Florence Leather market

Florence Leather market

After our leisurely lunch we did a little damage in the Florence Leather markets that are the best in the world and then hopped the bullet train back to Rome.  Full and perfect day!