We took an overnight train from Burcey Station in Paris to Florence, Italy - quite an adventure - and a story for another time ;-0.
We arrived in Florence at 7;30 am. A taxi was hard to find but we eventually made it to our hotel the J&J on Via d Mezzo. As we waited in their lobby for our room's preparation - I had to sketch the ceiling . The Italians certainly know their arched/domed ceilings!
Our quaint room overlooked the breakfast courtyard and I attempted to sketch it - Rather fussy results and I should have tried it again - but too much else to see and do !
On our 3rd open air double decker bus tour we saw the major sites of Florence and touched on the amazing history and headed up into the hills of Fiesole - the Beverly Hills of Florence. Breathtaking views of Florence and the tuscan hills beyond. At the top of Fiesole stands this tower and we sat long enough to get a basic sketch. This area definitely deserves more time.
More Florence sketches to come later Then on to Roma!