It was a whirlwind of a day. We finished up our workshop at San Patrignano yesterday and trained it into Bologna. Laura, our AirBnB host, has a lovely little flat in the heart of Bologna that made for easy access to the sites here in Bologna as well as proximity to the train station. That proximity prompted us to spend the day in Florence.
We headed out to the train station and purchased our tickets. “Track 6”, they said. So we waited by track 6 but no train arrived at the scheduled time. We then noticed that our train number was no longer on the Departures board. Uh oh! Sure enough, there was another track 6 and we had missed our train. Once we exchanged our tickets and got a seat on the next train (a super fast train) we settled in for the trip. It is such a small world that two Americans, on their honeymoon sat across from us. Turns out they were from Warren County, NJ! We told them all about our adventure at San Pa and they were genuinely impressed with San Pa’s success.
Upon our arrival at Florence, Kate and I hit the pavement and walked all over Florence – the Duomo, the Accademia Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio and everything in between. We even ran into Noni – one of the participants at the San Pa workshop – near the Duomo. We enjoyed some delicious gelati and some lovely pannini along the way. The sights and sounds transported us to another dimension as we soaked it all in.
This is the final post from Italy. The take away posts and reflections will come later. Tomorrow … home.