Last 4 days have been a blast. We left Rome and have hit a bunch of Tuscan hill towns after arriving in Florence. We’ve hit Lucca, Siena and Pisa and seen all the sights. Totally an unreal experience so far and we’ve found a gem of a hostel in Florence called the Emerald Fields. It’s run by a local named Marco who absolutely knows how to run a hostel and create a great atmosphere for his guests. Highly recommend staying here! It’s a bit of a walk from the train station, but still a great location.
There is only one internet terminal in this whole hostel for about 20 people so my time is short.. will elaborate more on our trip later including surviving a torrential rain storm in Siena today.