|Piazza Dei Cavalieri, Pisa|
|On the way to Florence|
The journey took about an hour and we naively bought one-way tickets, thinking Santa Maria Novella station would be just as mellow as Pisa Centrale or Pontedera - Casciana Terme stations. Boy, were we wrong.
|Approaching Santa Maria Novella train station|
|Santa Maria Novella station|
|Just outside Santa Maria Novella station|
The minute we stepped off the train at Santa Maria Novella, it was clear the station was a major hub, much bigger than Pisa. It was crowded and hectic, and frankly it reminds me a bit of the Jakarta Kota train station in Indonesia. We hurriedly got out of the station and headed downtown, only to be greeted by more crowds.
|The Majestic Duomo|
|Sephora in Florence|
Next up was Ponte Vecchio, an old bridge known for its gold jewelry shops. It was also packed with people so we hurriedly walked through it and on to Piazzale Michelangelo.
|Entrance to Ponte Vecchio|
|Locks on Ponte Vecchio|
|On Ponte Vecchio|
|A View from Ponte Vecchio|
|A monument on Ponte Vecchio|
Quite a chore but infinitely much preferred to crowds in downtown Florence.
|A steep ascend to Piazzale Michelangelo|
|View of Florence from the Rose Garden|
|Behold, the Majestic Panorama of Florence|
|Restaurant at Piazzale Michelangelo|
This time around we bought tickets from Florence to Pisa San Rossore because we were quite tired from having climbed the steep pathway to Piazzale Michelangelo. Here's Pisa San Rossore, I love how mellow the station was!