All roads lead to ...
Before we left the beautiful city of Florence, we had one more place to visit. The Cathedral of the Basilica. So after packing up our gear, finding a place to leave our bags for the day, we headed through the already hot streets to stand in line. And the line was long, and it wasn't even opening time.
Once the doors opened the line moved quickly and in no time we were in the Cathedral. We weren't too sure what to expect, but clearly, they had spent most of the money and energy on designing the outside of the building. It was still very large and had some lovely features. The dome was particularly stunning. There was a whole mass happening in one corner, and you couldn't even hear it. Amazing how these old churches were designed to accommodate multiple things happening.
We discovered that the crypt was included in our pass, so we thought we would head down to discover it. Some of us were a bit nervous at first, however, we soon discovered it was filled with archaeological discovery's and we spent a bit of time reading and learning all about it.
We had learnt all about the history of the church and its origins. It was now time to head to the train station to make our way to Roma.
We arrived in Roma to the same heat. We purchased some bus tickets and made our way to our apartment. There may have been a bit of a miss hap with getting in due to some poor connections, but we finally worked it out and got in. We had decided to rest for the rest of the day, so after the boys went hunting and gathering we ate and rested.