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The train from Rome to Florence took only 3 hours. The luxury of travelling in Europe, no where is too far. Once checked into my hostel, I went to see Michelangelo's statue 'David'. Florence has 3 David statues, 2 being copies and there being the real one. Over the few days in Florence I saw all 3, but the real one is now in a museum, where you …
In Levanto I had shared a room with two American girls, one studying in Florence. She had been kind enough to leave some must do tips for Florence. On this list was an evening visit to Piazza Michelangelo. This square overlooks the city and provides breath taking views.
So once I had checked into the hostel I headed out to see the sights …
Well don't go looking for Florence at the train station...it's Firenze. Why do we change names of places in English?
Florence is overrun with tourists, even now big groups are herded through the streets like sheep following a sign or an umbrella. Art is big business here. The big church (Duomo) is very impressive on the outside....on the …
It was not quite love at first sight in Florence, as we had to wait most of the day in the train station in Venice before we could get a train into Florence due to a strike (we were told by the booking agent there are strikes every other week… There was one the day we arrived in Paris as well and one later in Rome.) It was a long sweaty trek …
... the city centre, particularly leather products, especially bags. Bought a few bags in florence before and they are still in good condition. The bags made in Italy are of good quality I would say. I wasn't backpacking before but now, working as a dive instructor, leather bags are not the kind of shopping for me. Bikinis would be more appropriate.
Sitting at the bench in the republic watching people was nice, there is a carousel there which I don't ...
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