We got to Milan in the afternoon and took the rest of the day off. We chatted with our hosts, 3 of which were on couchsurfing, uploaded the Rome Blogue et did some couch requests and went to sleep very early. We wanted to recuperate from our stay in Rome which had involved very little sleep and a lot of walking. The next day, after 12 and 15 hours of sleep we woke up to a snowy day!
We left Rome with some sadness at leaving some good friends but with the feeling that we’d been in Rome for a month. When you change cities every 3 days, spending 6 nights in one is very disorienting. We wish we’d have had less rain but in all we had a great time. Let’s just hope we can rest now and take it slower!
Tuesday night we arrived in Florence and on our way to our hosts it felt rather surreal. Statues a every corner, squares, old buildings, churches everywhere.
Once we got to Verona, Laura called our host and he came to pick us up at the train station, which was really welcome since he had a car! He then took us into Verona to show us around a little and to point out to us some things we should visit the next day. He knew a lot about the architecture and history of the city and he gave us some useful tips about the city dos and don’ts. (For example he told us there was a 300 euro fine if you were caught sitting down and eating near the main attractions of the city. They had a special picnic area available for eating purposes.)