Well, I have been here before when I was a teenager, but this time I had an opportunity to go with my wife. We were on a tight schedule (sometimes she wishes we weren't!).
We left Rome via train, and it was a comfortable morning train that only took about 2.5 hours. The cost was about per person. Florence is truly the Renaissance capital, and you could just feel it as soon as we arrived at the train station.
Upon arrival, we took a city bus to our three-star Hotel Meridiana. It was convenient, clean, and very affordable; it was only 50 euros for us, including breakfast buffet. It's located only 10 minutes from the train station.
That afternoon, we went to Pisa, and in th...Read More