Ok, finally made it to Florence after about 9 hours in a bus! It was painful. But the scenery was amazing and beautiful and more than I'd imagined.
We stopped at the tower of Pisa- which really does lean. There are some beautiful religious buildings around it and a quaint little town FILLED with tourists and really pushy sales people- the illegitimate kind without stands or anything, selling knockoffs.
The bus took us to the hilltop above Florence at sunset and we got to see the most beautiful view of the city and the river! I got some great pictures.
I'm currently living my dream- travel and exploration. Really, I just want to keep a humble account of my travels. Hopefully it will help to cement it in my memory so I can keep it forever.... full info