Today I arrived in Florence, Italy. It was a long trip, but well worth it. I left on a plane from Philadelphia, then took two trains in Rome -one of them was to baggage claim, the other one, called the "Leonardo Express", took me to Termini Station in Rome. It was there that I took a high speed train to Florence S.M.N Station. I decided to catch a cab because the bus situation was a little confusing.

I was treated to a high speed chase type of ride through the narrow streets of Florence to my hotel. My cab driver who seemed nice, drove very fast and then came to a stop within about two inches of what ever was in front of him. We almost hit four scooters (you know, the kind with people actually driving them), and a tour bus full of people that was parked blocking the end of a street.

During this energizing ride, my cab driver also gave me a sort of mini tour of Florence, calling out, pointing and then whizzing past.. "Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Santo Spirito, and ended with Hotel Silla ! "

I arrived, checked in, took a shower and got changed. Then I went for a walk. The following photos are some things I saw along my way. I took 22 photos.

I am having trouble with my internet connection here. I'm not sure how often I will be able to post to this blog. Once I can I will add photos.......I'll try one more time.
Yeah, it worked.