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27 Jun

Picking up from where we left off yesterday, we did drive back to Terontola this morning and boarded a train for Firenze, which left right on time. Our surprise came when the first stop was Camucia/Cortona, our home station! We had been told that trains for places like Roma and Firenze were most often available from Terontala, so another lesson learned. The train to Firenze is about 80 minutes, and the scenery is always worth watching.

From Stazione SMN, we headed to a few of our favorite places, but I must admit, the heat and crowds in Firenze made us long for Cortona. We have been fortunate to be in Firenze many times in the past, and experience all the wonder. If you have never been, it is a must of course. But if at all possible, avoid the summer months so you can truly absorb the art, culture, style, history and all that is so amazing about Firenze.

We had lunch at a favorite little restaurant, walked with everyone else on the shady sides of the streets, saw the duomo, hung out at Piazza Repubblica, where we celebrated my parents 50th anniversary in 1997, shopped a little (it is Firenze, after all!), then headed back to Cortona where breezes are blowing.

A long, hot, but great day in Tuscany. And oh, by the way, I couldn’t resist taking this picture from the train of a man in drag at one of the regional train stops…notice the focus of the young girl! Hot here? Yes. Dull? Never!



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