The last post finished with our last night in Rome. We traveled to Florence the next morning on a Eurostar, in a hour and a half. The train trip let us see some of the Italian landscape. There were a lot of mountains and farms between Rome and Florence. The train stations and walls near the tracks are all covered with graffiti. They have the typical gang style tags and they have the more creative works as well. I figure if you're going spend time painting something on a wall it should at least be creative. Unfortunately, I was not able to get any pictures being on the train. Anyways we arrived in Florence with no problems and took a cab to our hotel. The cab driver told us that the school students and bus drivers were on strike that day. Apparently, strikes are a one day affair in Italy. We're not 100% sure what the strike was about or if we fully understood what he was telling us. We didn't see any visual evidence of a strike. We stayed at Hotel Donatello, because Hotel Leonardo was all booked. The lady at the hotel was the opposite of a sunny day. We made a concentrated effort to avoid her the rest of our time in Florence. We were successful! When we got ourselves situated in the room we went off and saw what Florence had to offer. These pictures of our hotel room and then us on our first walk of the day.