Fast train to Firenze

July 29, 2013 - 2 minutes read

I arrived by fast train in Florence yesterday morning. The train was traveling 244km/h which is much different than traveling by rail in the states. It was a very smooth ride and quite relaxing. I don’t think I have been so excited to relax on a train. I was so beat from Rome. Danny and I hadn’t planned much since we we’re still fairly inebriated from the pub crawl we participated in while in Rome. During the crawl we met three guys from Ireland, two more Aussie girls, and a guy from England. As you might imagine the more we had to drink the more we began to make jokes of each others accents. It was a great time. Discussing stereotypes and getting to know the vast differences of one another. Anyway, back to Florence. It’s so beautiful here. Much more of an intimate city than that of Rome. The streets are much narrower and it feels so much more tranquil and there seems to be much less hustle and bustle in this city. Since Dayton has no campus in Florence. Danny is studying at the British Institute in Florence. When we arrived we headed there since he needed to do some work for classes. As we walked to the institute we passed through the narrow streets of the city and I couldn’t help but stop and take it all in. We walked past the Duomo which is the iconic symbol of Florence. A cathedral constructed in 1446 it is truly something to see. As we walked along we passed over the Arno river via the Ponte Vecchio which houses dozens of carts selling various jewelry and leather goods. When we got to the institute it was closed so we decided to sit on the wall which over looked the Arno and just take it in. I don’t have much time to talk but I will tell you that the food in Italy is delicious and the wine is even better. And the prosciutto is even better than that 😉 Ciao