Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Florence, Part 4

We had such an early morning!  We were very tired, but we really enjoyed our train ride.  It was beautiful, and we were so proud of ourselves for actually catching our train!  

Stop #1
Arrival + walk through the City
Florence was gorgeous.  Walking through the streets was absolutely delightful.  It was a lot less busy than Rome, and really artsy.  The river front was incrediable.  Such a perfect European town.
Mr. H always had his head in the maps of the city we were in---I loved capturing shots of him in his 'mode'

We definately had gelato and waffles at like 8 in the morning---but it looked too good to resist.

Stop #2
Walk (more like HIKE) to San Meneto
It was a very steep climb to get here, but so worth it.  The streets were beautiful.  Once we reached the church, the views were Amazing!  The church was pretty and it had a cool graveyard. On our way back down we stopped by the Plaza de Michelangelo.  It was okay, but the San Meneto had far better views.  We also walked through some rose gardens which were lovely.

You can see the church we hiked up to at the very top!
Stop #3 Piazza w/the free David
The statues here were really neat.  It was cool they were all just lying around.  We ate lunch and learned some more things about Michelangelo.  

Stop #4 the Duomo
Wow.  This was such an amazing sight.  It was so different, and it was HUGE.  It was so cool to see it all.  I really wanted to go inside, but the lines were too long and for our time we decided to wander around and soak it all in.  I sketched at the Santa Maria Novella and we then caught our train!

Orange Trees everywhere-beautiful!

Stop #5 Interlaken
We got our trains, and had a couple of close calls with our tickets but we finally arrived.  The train ride was GORGEOUS!  Interlaken marked the beginning of our hostel stays.  The one we stayed at here was ok----it was super weird for me to share a bedroom with complete strangers.  I got super nervous for the next three days, and Mr. H had a panic attack that we couldn't speak German. :)

1 comment:

  1. What the?? CLIFFHANGER! Mr. H. had a panic attack that you couldn't speak German?!? MUST POST THE REST OF THE STORY! hahhahahahahahhahahaha. This is awesome. I can't wait to see Switzerland!!