Italy, Day 5: Travel day to Florence
This is the door to our hotel. During the day, the shop immediately on the right has souvenir Tshirts, umbrellas etc pretty much blocking the door. That's where I got my (lousy) umbrella.
We went across the street and into an alley to get to our breakfast spot (part of the same hotel).
After breakfast, we did some laundry. While it was going, I went for a walk around to the harbor.
This may give more of a sense of the climbing I've been talking about. Everything is built on the side of the mountains.
When the laundry was done, we packed up and walked back to the train station. We caught a local back to La Spezia, then to Florence via Pisa. We didn't get to look for the leaning tower, just grabbed a slice of pizza at the station and jumped on the train. We checked into Hotel Globus, then went out to explore a little. Practically right outside our door was an outdoor market with stalls full of pashminas and leather bags! But more about that tomorrow.
do you remember? Very eccentric decor, colorful paint. I think we had some kind of little rocking horse statue on our table.
Spaghetti al Carbonara, mmmm.