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.
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.
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.
After Lunch expresso is always a good idea...
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!