Our next destination was Florence. We took a morning train down from Venice and we got to see a lot of the countryside during this time. Tuscany is beautiful and everything I imagined it to be! We checked in to our hotel and then hit the sites while we had decent weather. We went and saw the statue of David at the Accademia Gallery. Then, we walked through a street market while eating Gelato (shocker, I know). Later, we went to dinner at a place my friend Claire recommended to us and it was fabulous! It was the nicest meal we had during this trip and well worth the money and experience. We wanted to walk around some more, but it started raining pretty hard so we called it a night.
The next morning, we took a train over to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. This was a quick visit because there is not much more to see than that. We had a beautiful day of weather to enjoy the short visit there.
Once we arrived back in Florence, we walked around more of the city to see sights recommended by Claire (she studied abroad during college there). This city was refreshing for us because we had been to such big, fast paced places and Florence was more calm and had a small town feel to it. We had great food here and really enjoyed our time in this city.