Back from Rome and Florence
Posted on Jun 26, 2013 by
I am so glad that you find some useful information in my previous posting. I am sure you shall be ok, it was a chaotic scenario but it took us like half and hour to get through, my daughter and my grandson got through passport control earlier so when I got through they were already there.
You will have a lovely time but be alert in buses and the like. For me walking is the best option. Another day I took a bus in Rome and put the ticket through the machine located inside the bus to have it stamped with the date and hour. (Tickets last 75 minutes meaning it can be used as much as you want during this time) The machine did not work. So I was in the bus with a ticket that could not be stamped . A nun next to me told me not to worry, This is ROme she said, but an Italian lady sitting down pulled my arm and said, Signora what you have to do is write on your ticket the day and time, if an inspector gets you he will fine you 50 eu. And that made sense.
I can recommend in Florence not to miss the Bargello, this is a wonderful Palace , a beautiful example of Gothic Florentine Architecture, one of the city`s oldest building it has a collection of early Michael Angelo`s and the famous Donatello `s David. There is a lift.
Actually lifts are available most of the time. Hidden someplace but Italian`s are graceful should you need it. Of course the usual Uffizi, and Santa Croce I believe are the must, and also the recently re opened Santa Maria Novella Church. There are SOOOOOO many things to see, as listed in books. Florence is absolutely fascinating as I said we walked late at night with no problem.
Have a great time.