Bit stressful getting to Moscow. The train from Florence to Bologna was delayed, and then the taxi line to get to the Bologna airport was huge. Robyn's initiative got us on to a direct bus to the airport and we ended up with time to spare. The security check took about 3min, maybe the fastest we've encountered!
Our gamble in booking an aisle and a window seat worked, and we scored a vacant middle seat on our 3 hr flight. We enjoyed good food and great South African wines on our Aeroflot 737-800 flight. Our friendly flight attendants were named Anastasia, Svetlana and Olga. Welcome to Russia!
It was an unimpressive 60 min drive in from the airport, but as we got closer to the city centre the streetscape changed markedly.