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Exploring Florence

(Lazy day 1 in Florence)

So as I could be happy to extend my stay in Florence I went to the tourist office at the station, got some good information and hoped on the bus to the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Here you’ve got the best view over the city – even with rain..


Next to this famous place you’ve got the small Gardino delle Rose and after your visit it’s just a few steps down to the ancient town.


Now you’ll reach the well known bridge – in the early days there sold butchers their food but because of the bag smelling the Medici decided to do it more vegetarian…today you get there all kind of jewellery.


As I had enough time for another museum till I got my entrance time for the Uffizies I went to the Museo Nazionale del Bargello where you find on two floors the not so well known arts.

But now let’s jump into the line – or pass it when payed extra fee…




After that impressive day I was walking around the city enjoying an toscanian burger – and than let’s go home to the pool – but not jump in as it’s too cold…


Part Two: From Firenze to Rome

So here we´ve got the second part of the trip. After crossing some mountains by train from Bologne to Florence I´m going to explore the ancient town – after more than 10 years…

Leaving the city to the northwest visiting Prato and Pistoia I look forward to see the cultural highlights of Lucca and Pisa. Now as I´ve reached the Tyrrhenian Sea I´d like to enjoy the beach and go to Grosseto – also a town with marvellous historic scenery.

Making my basecamp in Orbetello I´d like to explore the nearby Monte Argentario.
Lending – hopefully – the famous Vespa the etruscan cities next to this place and the Terme di Sorrano will be visited. A stop in Pitigliano is also possible.

After those days I´m going to cycle along the coast as the inland countryside is not really suitable for a recumbent and a trailer – it´s a pity because at the start of my planing I´d like to visit the Lago di Bolsena. This is – according to some friends who cycled along this area – not possible.

So in the end there will be Rome – here I´ve got a hotel booked already for two nights and in the evening my CityNightLine train will bring me back to Germany.
Rome will be the cultural highlight – there are so many sights and museums to discover – I really look forward to this great city.

So now I´m really happy to have finisched my plans for this years journey – if you got any recommendations drop me a line!

Florence to Rome – Part Two of my trip