You know how Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco? I almost left my shoe at the Teremini train station! Seriously. As we were boarding the train in Rome, my shoe fell down and under the train. Luckily, one of the Italian guys working there helped me get it, but it was the beginning omen for a very LONG day!
Once we arrived in Florence, we got off the train and made our way to a bus that took us to the hotel. Luckily we were given about an hour because I needed a shower and a few moments to get myself together before we were given a couple sheets of instruction and were split up for a pseudo scavenger hunt!
Each set of instructions either went clockwise or counter clockwise around the city, and made us hit different major piazzas or areas of town so we'd have some sense of where we're going. Mostly, we think Steve just needed a break from us. For a while there we figured he was hoping we'd get lost at some point and that perhaps he'd come looking for us in a week or so, once he'd had a good break! But the instructions took us safely back to the hotel, excited and ready to see more of Florence in the coming weeks.
The next day we also got to have a fun view of the city as we started hitting the major points!