We arrived in Florence on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Our travel agent had said to just "take a cab ride" from the train station to our hotel. So we did. It was the shortest cab ride ever. Our hotel was right around the corner! Oh well...at least that's the only cab ride we need in Florence. It is so easy to walk everywhere...we really saw a lot during our 4 days in the city. After a nice dinner we walked along the Arno River. Behind me is the Ponte Vecchio. All of the little shops on the bridge sell jewelry, in case you are interested!
Apparently Italian canines appreciate the view, too!
Another bridge over the Arno.
We only walked for a short while before we realized traffic is CRAZY in Florence! Most of the people drive very small cars, such as this three-wheeled yellow car, or little Vespa scooters. Everyone drives fast, and when a HUGE tour bus rounds a corner, no one slows down - they SPEED UP and dare to cut in front of the enourmous bus!