Next morning, I began my day quite early as I could not wait to explore the place. The first essential stop was a coffee shop as it was a bit chilly. Do try asking for a coffee in Italian, it’s fun. “Posso avere un cappuccino per favore?” Find more phrases here. The other important stop was a supermarket to buy mineral water. Supermarkets will offer you the cheapest prices for water.For me, the best way to soak in the place is to just roam around, get lost in the lanes, find out what people around you are doing, how the public transport works.
Day 1: We left Roma Termini station early by Trenitalia for Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence. After leaving the platform, turn left and after exiting the station turn right to be st the taxi stand. We had fixed up hotel near the railway station ( Piazza Della Independenza) since we would again a take train to Venice after a few days. Also the Tuscany trip which we had booked starts from the station.A third reason for staying near the Santa Maria Novella railway station is that you can catch bus no. 12 or 13 ( and comes back)which goes to the hugely popular Pizzale Michelangelo.