|The view from our Florence hotel room|
Our day started with a train ride from Paris to Florence via Milan. After finding our hotel, we set out to explore the city. At first we weren't too sure about the latest stop on our tour of Europe. The street our hotel was on was a little dark and dirty and as we walked around, there was one booth after another with people selling a variety of wares. The operators were pushy and a little scary. We kept walking and we finally saw a sight that made it all worth it.
Brunelleschi's Dome and the Duomo are amazing!
After seeing such beautiful structures, we were so glad that we had come to Florence. We each had a plate of pasta (it doesn't get much better than spaghetti carbonara in Italy) and had our first-of-many cups of gelato. We went to bed early with plans to hit the streets of Florence as soon as possible the next day.