Our map showed a nice area called "Piazzale Michalangelo" that looked like it could give a good view of the city. Little did we know it was basically a hike up a mountain to get there. I will say that the view was certainly worth it but it took quite a few stops on the way up to make it to the top (where we were greeted with a gelato stand that we may have stopped at three times during our two days in Florence). We decided that we would have to come back up here to see the view during sunset.
|View from Piazzale Michelangelo|
While doing laundry we took advantage of the pool in the hostel and although we had sweat away most of our body weight during the day we still crawled into the sauna for a bit.
When asked by the other girls in our room where we were from we replied, "Boston in the U.S." They sincerely thanked us for not saying America because they were all from Southern/Latin American countries. It is so interesting talking to people and seeing how Americans around the world are viewed. Most of the time it is embarrassing but I hope that after talking with us these people will at least get a slightly more positive image of what a United States citizen can be.