Leaving Rome this morning we travelled north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence.
After lunch,we met our local guide Anna Maria and she took us to Piazza Signoria with impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. We marvelled at the Baptistery and the marble Duomo, designed by Brunelleschi. We explored the Ponte Vecchio.
With the afternoon to shop, we enjoyed exploring the leather shops and markets, although we did not buy much. We enjoyed dinner with our group at a local trattoria, drank too much, but had a great night.