Day 9 was a little sad as we had to be out of the villa by 10am (the morning AFTER a wedding!). I was up around 8am and finally rousted my family at 9am to get some breakfast and pack. Everyone was sad to leave the villa, leave Soanha and get on the road.
We packed the Alfa Romeo tight and headed out about 10:30am. The drive was twisty and turney per usual and no one was appreciating the road trip. Our original plan was to drive to a town along the coast and stay there for a few days, but once we got to Florence – we decided to return the car, get a hotel and check out this beautiful city. We stopped in a hotel near the train station (hotel Adler) to ask for directions and ended up liking the concierge (gold keys) and decided to stay. I went to find gas, return the car and we took the recommendation for a place for lunch. We had a wonderful lunch in a family restaurant.
After naps, we just spent time walking around Florence. We checked out the Duomo, saw some Hare Krisna’s, rode on a carousel and ate at an outdoor pizzeria. All in all, a lovely transition day and evening in Florence.