Today, we trained it from Rome to Florence which is a pleasant and fairly short journey; about 1-1/2 hours. After check-in, we walked over to the Piazza della Signoria and grabbed a quick bowl of soup, ribollita, which means twice-boiled or re-boiled. It is a hearty Tuscan vegetable soup and a local favorite.
We stayed in the heart of Florence at the Helvetia & Bristol Hotel, http://www.RoyalDemeure.com Check it out. We loved staying here as it was a short walk to all the sites in Florence. Wonderful staff.