Thursday, December 22, 2011

Italian Travels Day 6

"Go BIG or go home" was our motto for our last day in Italy!  So, we decided to wake up early and catch a train to Pisa.  Yes, just to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa!  If you go there, let me warn you, the tower is about all there is.  Make it a quick stop on your journey not a full day.

the Duomo in Pisa
cathedral in Pisa
We arrived in Pisa around lunch so we dined on some pizza and Coca-Cola Light in Pisa!
The Leaning Tower of Pisa - yep, it leans
of course we had to do the touristy poses
I'm so strong
After our stop in Pisa, we caught another train to the city of Florence.  First stop on our tour, to see "The David".

David is housed in the Accademia.  He's MUCH larger than life.  But unfortunately, we could not take a picture.  But we took one outside.
We then headed to the famous Duomo.  The architecture was absolutely stunning.
Us at the Duomo
I fell in love with this nativity scene.  If you notice, Baby Jesus isn't there because he has not been born.  He will appear on Christmas.  Amazing!
Ceiling of Duomo
After the Duomo, we decided to walk around.  Let me say, before this trip, I was not a fan of Florence, but I quickly fell in love this time!
How cool is this map of Florence?  Easy way to find your way!
We spent the afternoon walking around Florence and enjoying all of the sights.  We're not much for the bargaining or leather shopping that goes on, but Florence is a great place for that.  After our great afternoon, we headed back for our last night in Rome.

After a wonderful farewell dinner, we headed back to the Vatican to see if they had lit the HUGE tree.  Unfortunately, they had not, but it was still a sight to see.
We also had to take a few last minute pics of one of our favorite places in the world! 

After dinner and roaming Rome one last time, we caught a train back to our hotel.  Ciao, Roma!
Little did we know a 26 hour trip home was ahead of us! But, we won't let that put a damper on our wonderful vacation!  

Our trip was absolutely amazing. We experienced great sights, people and food. December was a great time to visit because the lines were long and the weather wasn't so hot. If you ever get the chance, you should visit one of my favorite countries in the world!


Meredith said...

Great pics, love the Nativity, that would be fun to do with one of the few I have. :)

Sarah said...

I am so glad that ya'll had a wonderful time!!

Miss Chelsea said...

This is so gorgeous. I hope I get the chance to visit Italy one day

Melissa said...

Such a fun trip! I wasn't a fan of Florence either...maybe I would like it better the second time around!

Carolyn said...

Sounds like such a great trip!!!

Neely said...

Y'all really saw and did a lot!

moderndaywife said...

How exciting love all the pictures!

Jessica said...

Holy moly, 26 hours?!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

looks so beautiful there!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love the photos from your trip! I had always wondered if there was anything in Pisa besides the tower.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

All your photos are stunning!