7:00 am Realize I sunburnt myself yesterday at the pool

7:45 am Depart campground

8:15 am Finish dropping 250 m to elevation of 220 m.  Begin to climb.

10:45 am Average speed for the day 9 kph. Reach pass at 710 m. Total distance 28 km.


11:45 am Reach 52 km.

The rest of the day I continued downhill, significantly slowed in the outskirts of Prato to navigate my way into Florence on smaller roads.

3:15 pm Arrive Florence. Work my way across and up Florence.

3:45 pm Reach campground in Florence recommend by other cyclists next to “scenic overlook.” Temporarily closed.

4:00 pm Hostel reserved via city Wi-Fi.

4:30 pm Settle into hostel.

5:00 pm Explore city.

I almost didn’t end up in Florence because I didn’t realize Firenze and Florence were the same place. I will forever remember Florence as the city under renovation. Almost every historical building covered in part by scaffolding. Oh, and the city of Chinese wedding photos; couples everywhere having their wedding photos taken.

More exploration tomorrow.


All of the stores on the bridge sell jewelry.


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