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On board train again as we head off early from Venice to Florence. Train is packed to the rafters but arrives only 10 minutes late which is impressive considering how long it takes passengers to squeeze off and on at each of the 4 stops. Like toothpaste going out and somehow going back in.... The Firenze Saint Maria Novella station is situated close to the main parts of town. Our accommodation this time is at the wonderful boutique hotel Relais Villa Antea, only 20 ...
... me a lot considering the last time! But she shouldn’t have let me; I once again managed to get us horrendously lost! I had some idea of where we needed to be, unlike Sophie who didn’t actually have a clue as she was, let’s just say, a little tipsy by this point! However, map in hand, I successfully found the hostel which was a nice sense of accomplishment but let’s hope that is our last lost adventure (of this trip ...
... us of a treasure here. One can only imagine the interest in this church today had it not been for the damage caused by the floods. Being a good quarter of a mile from the imposing and impressive Santa Maria del Fiore catherderal, the number of tourists here was slender in comparison, yet again proving that 'off the beaten path' is the best way to go. You would imagine then, that spirits were high....they weren't, well to start with! We are leaving our beloved Toscana behind ...
... It wasn’t long after we were seated, however, that the place began to fill up. We loved the look and feel of this restaurant and the server we had was terrific. Not long into our dinner, a woman sat at the table next to us, and as is the case in most of the restaurants, that meant she was quite close. I am not sure how the conversation started, maybe over items ordered, or just a comment here or there, but we began to talk with her.
She was Italian and ...
... view, and of course, great wine and food. After dinner, we took a few pictures with the monkey pod (the best purchase ever) and headed out to find gelato. Amanda got one with cookies and vanilla but I was set on a crepe. Turns out, there is a crepery 20 steps from our apartment. Janny P - I did some research on the crepery.
First full day in Florence was perfect. See pictures and videos below.