Greetings from Florence. The train from Rome to Florence went by quickly. It only took an hour and a half to go some 230 kilometers. It was so muggy and had been raining in Rome so I went first class to get the air conditioning.
Anyway, back to Rome for the time being. Here are some pictures.
Right outside the entrance was the Canadian Embassy.
Here are 3 pictures of the Coliseum.
The bus route crossed the River Tiber twice. Here is a shot of it. Note the steep walls which were built to contain the water so that when the rains came, the people of Rome were not flooded out as had happened many times over the years.
Next are three more pictures that I took on the bus tour. I don't remember just what the buildings were but they were impressive, as is all the architecture here.
On to yesterday. I took some pictures of the countryside and the inside of the train. Trenitalia operates the fast trains in Italy.
That's it for today. Check again for more pictures from Florence. Ciao!