A little snack for the 1.5-2 hour train ride to Florence from Venice...
My little souvenir from a stand in Venice.
When we arrived in Florence, we walked a long way to our hostel somewhere downtown near the train station. It ended up being overbooked as well so we were sent to this *hotel* outside of the city centre. It sucked having to walk so far with our huge bags under the hot Italian sun but a hotel? It was worth it.
The view from our window...
We started to walk around and started talking about how funny it would be if we saw the cast of Jersey Shore in the 1 day we were there. Lo and behold, we see Deena and Sammi at their "favourite restaurant" (as seen on Jersey Shore), Caffe Duomo. They're really small in person.
Our personal pizzas at a restaurant in the Palazzo Vecchio. I prefer no cheese on my pizzas so I got the marinara pizza :9
Our gelato place in Florence.
View from our window at sunset.
Italy = Living out of our bags.
Miriam's makeshift wine cooler...
Couldn't leave Italy without trying a calzone!
The workers in this cafe gave us dessert on the house. Don't know what it is but it was delicious!
Last gelato in Italy!! Raspberry and Limone for all of us.
Ok, no, this was the last gelato in Italy (had to get seconds...). I got dark chocolate (amazing), kiwi, and something else.
So we walked around the city, trying to make the most of our last night in Florence. We ended up turning a corner down a side street and talked about how our trip would be complete if we saw the boys from Jersey Shore. And well, we did:
They act the exact same as they do on TV. So funny. And the only people that recognize them are American tourists.
Celebrating our last night with drinks!
The next morning, we took the train to Milan, killed time at the McDonald's there across the street from the train station, and then took the bus to the Bergamo airport where we boarded our sketchy $50 flight back to Paris.
Because it was such a tiny airplane, the seats were first-come-first-serve. Everyone kept passing the first row of seats so we asked if we could sit there and the flight attendants (who ended up being the funniest people throughout the flight.. it was like a reality show) said yes, why not. So we got the best seats on the plane!
We ♥ Italia!