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Florence

Tuscany

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Well ive arrived in Florence after a two hour train journey. After getting hopelessly lost i evenutally found my hostel. It was about 5 minutes from the center of town, and for the first night i had the entire room to myself. Spent the afternoon walking around Florence, and waled up to Michealangelos piazza. Where I saw the fake david. The Piazza had lovely views over the city. Then with icecream in hand i walked back into town, for supper. Florence is surprisingly expensive, considering its still early in the season. There were thousands upon thousands of Americans there, At times i dont think i heard any Italian being spoken.

After a good nights sleep i went to Bologne, which someone had recommended seeing. And it is worth seeing. The historical part of the town is about 20 minutes from the station, and is gorgous. Most of the biuldings are various shades of red, with these lovely covered walked ways. Some of the biuldings that the university gets to use are wonderful, I kept thinking that they must be museums. What a place to study. I met someone later who was studying there for a year and they said it was very special. I tried the bolognise sauce and it was good. Too the train back to Florence. When i arrived I had three new room mates and they were all lovely.

Took the train to Venice which took about 3 hrs. Only had 6 hours there but was very happy to be there. Took the boat down to St Marks square, then found a excellent map and then just wandered over the city trying to find all the places that the tourists hadnt found. Venice is so lovely, had supper in a restuarant by the grand canel, then took the train back to florence.

Posted by tpixel 00:47 Archived in Italy Tagged backpacking

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