Florence was well Florence, lots of historic sites and statues to see. San Gimigiano (pictures below) something out of a movie, weather was nice and cool in the morning and the rolling hills with the towers in the background. The other place I really enjoyed running was Lucca, it’s a town east or Pisa and an hour or so drive WNW of Florence. They have a pretty wide wall that goes around the entire city, it’s closed to traffic and people bike and run on it. The first day I got there we did rent bikes to go around the city and then I decided to go running on the wall as well, it’s a 4k loop … and yes you crazy Team Rogue “it ain’t a run if it ain’t more than 10 miles” people that is all I ran that day, ONE 4k loop.
On my vacation two weeks ago in Italy I managed to get some running done in Florence, San Gimigiano and Lucca. I did take a couple of pictures while in Florence and San Gimgiano. Running is a a great way to see a city, early in the morning even in the most touristy of cities you can be in front of a historic site and be the only person in sight. It’s also the only time you can really run in a place like Florence where it’s hard to walk without bumping into people during the day.