"Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Firenze, or Florence, was spectacular. Though we only budgeted two nights and one full day, we feel like we really experienced the city and found a place we both want to return to.

Rather than try and pack in the numerous art galleries, churches and sights, we opted to wander and really enjoyed it. We knew we would stumble upon the Duomo; it's a hard place to miss as it's the largest Catholic cathedral in the world. It was stunning. We're noticing that it's hard to describe these massive monuments because we can't get a full view of them standing right next to them in person. Everything is so close and tight-knit that it's hard to take in from one angle. 

There is a portrayal of the last judgement on the ceiling of the big dome. We enjoyed the free view from the ground rather than paying for a lift up, but it was impressive nonetheless. 

Wandering, we found a farmer's market. It was Saturday and definitely something we would have found ourselves doing on a normal Saturday at home. But being in a foreign place where things are just a little (or a lot) different brings new sights, smells and tastes. Our favorite find was the to-die-for prosciutto. 

We were able to camp in Florence at a campground directly above the city. The campground was directly adjacent to a square that boasts the best view of the city.

We made quick work of Florence, but we will be back!


Will and Katie

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