Hello from Italy. (Once again I have to try to get used to the English keyboard. I don't know where the letters and punctuation are.)
Anyway, I made it to Italy, after over 24 hours on a bus (it arrived late), and three customs checks (the bus started in Amsterdam, so the French customs people went through everyones bags).
Florence is thoroughly beautiful. I can't begin to describe it. I went to the Uffizi museum today, where many great paintings are held. This place just oozes art.
It's a bit cold at the moment, but at least it's not snowing, as it was in Lille when I left.
I'm heading to Pisa tomorrow, then Rome the day after that.