I am back with an update on our last day we spent in Florence! The day had a later start, we checked out of our Airbnb at around 10:30 and made our way to the train station to drop off our luggage for a few hours while we explored a few more places in the city. We stopped at a café by the train station for lattes and sandwiches.
Afterwards we had a pretty crazy fiasco. We had purchased tickets to visit the Duomo (a large dome that Florence is known for) at 12:00. However, upon arrival the woman at the entrance told us we needed to have a reservation time… we had assumed that since we had bought the tickets we already had a reservation time. We ran across the plaza to the ticket office and by some miracle the woman behind the counter printed off reservation tickets for us and we made it back to the basilica in time to get in for the climb to the top of the dome! It was crazy but as you can see below, it was for sure worth it.
The view was spectacular.
After the climb to the dome we sat down for some cocktails and had a beautiful view of the basilica.
After the short break we went into the museum about the basilica and more about how it was changed and constructed over the years.
After the museum we were decided on a place to eat a late lunch before returning to the train station to get on our train to Venice!
We took a two our train to Venice and had a little bit of trouble locating our Airbnb but thanks to the help of some locals and a kind lady at a nearby hotel we finally found it and are ready for some quality rest after a long day! Tomorrow we will start our adventures in the city of Venice.
Worry less and smile more.