Aw Firenze! What an amazing city. I enjoyed our time here so much. This was my second time to go and this time we went with My in laws and brother and sister in law. I enjoyed it even more this time around. We stayed outside of the city(more on that later) and just took the train into town. It was so nice to stay in a quiet area just 15 min away and then come into the city whenever we wanted. Make sure when you are at the train station you are on the right side of the track for the train. We were all ready to go into the city and got on the wrong side of the track and didnt realize it until the train got there. We all had to run like crazy down the stairs, then up the different set of stairs to make sure we made it. ha Not a fun situtaion to find yourself in I will tell you that. We would just buy out tickets at the station and then you have to make sure and validate your ticket in these little machines before getting on to the train. No one ever checked out tickets but people told us to do it so we did. I would not advise renting a car and trying to find parking in this huge place. Most everyone spoke english and it was very easy to get around. Plus, anytime we would get lost, Hunter who literally is a walking map would just lead us back to the right place. I am one lucky woman. :)
We aren't into museums or going into crowded and busy places so we literally just walked around and took pictures, ate tons of pasta and gelato, and drank ourselves silly with wine! What more could you want? Until next time Florence!
Side note: make sure you go to Piazzalle Michelangelo which is at the top of the hill to see the whole city. That's where I was able to get the picture that is the main photo of the post. Such an amazing view! Also, notice in the last picture those two love birds just making out. It was so funny to literally see people making out everywhere in Europe. If you can't beat em..join em I guess. ha