Today we enjoyed a delightful train ride to Florence. It was even better than we’d imagined.
However, we’ve been so busy, and since they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, I will just post photos with captions.
Trenitalia turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Decades-old memories of crowded standing-room-only Italian trains were vanquished.
We arrived in Florence to cool steady drizzle. Google maps said that our hotel was fairly close to the train station, but we were cold and wet before we found it.
Conversely, checking into the Hotel Della Signoria was quick and painless. We were ready for hot showers and some down time.