We started in Turin, after a few bumps along the way (Peter's lost wallet in Paris, my lost luggage) but had a fun night there. We did some shopping and saw the church where they keep the shroud of Turin. The shroud only gets taken out every 6 years or so, and so we saw the replica rather than the real thing.
That next morning we were off to go to Florence. Here is the sweet car we took:
On the way to Florence we stopped by Pisa to see the tower. We asked a really nice man to take a picture of us and found out with his many tries, unfortunately none actually took :/. So we waited about 10 minutes and asked another family to take one :).
Next stop was Florence where we stayed at a cute B&B. We were about 3 minutes walking from the Duomo and the main downtown. This picture doesn't do it justice and doesn't show the huge beautiful dome on top.
The inside of the church that is opposite the main basilica.
All in all, it was a blast and went fairly smoothly. We were so happy to get home to our sweet girls and are so grateful to the Andrews for taking good care of them.