• Europe,  Italy

    12 Hours in Florence

    In contrast to the sunny Tuscan landscape that I had been daydreaming of for years, the Tuscany that welcomed us was wet and dreary. I was with my team,  filming a documentary in Rome. But a couple of days before our shoot wrapped up, we had an opportunity to make a side trip to Florence, the romantic capital of the Tuscan region.  We only had 12 hours to spare. At 6am in Rome, we boarded the speediest train I had ever sat on.  And by 7:30am, we were strolling the streets of Firenze,  birthplace of Michelangelo, Boticelli and  the Renaissance. The rain, although light, was relentless. But the locals didn’t…