Took the train from Vernazza to La spezia, then another from La Spezia to Florence. Once I arrived in Florence, I walked over to The Plus Hostel where I'll be staying the next few days. Very clean hostel with a bunkbed in one room and 2 in the other connecting. Spent the afternoon walking around Florence and getting lost. I wanted to watch a soccer game where the guys dressed up in midieval gear and played a "no holds barred" brutal game, but it was sold out, so I saw some of it at a bar. At 10pm I went to the hostel terrace for a viewing of the fireworks. After 20 minutes I was over it. Met two really cool Australians, Ian and Richard, that lived and worked on a farm about an hour and a half from Sidney and hung out with them for the rest of the night.
I was going to go to Pisa for the day, but changed my mind and decided to give Florence more of a chance, since you could reach everywhere by foot(if you are up for it). Florence was a lot easier to walk around since there weren't any steps. Didn't pay or reserve to go into any museums today. After walking around everywhere in the dead heat, I walked back to the hostel and got a 5 euro bottle of wine and a big 4 euro margherita pizza and watched the Germany vs. Turkey game. Both of them put on a great great and it was fun to watch. Germany won 3-2.
Took a train to Siena and had lunch with the two aussies in the mideival part of town. After walking around to Siena for a bit, we drove through the Tuscan countryside. The country side is gorgeous! I wish I would have booked there instead of Florence! I definitely will have to go back and spend about a week there and rent a car next time. Stopped at a midieval little town/village called Monteriggioni, which stood on a hill in the countryside with olive groves, vineyards and a view to die for. Walked along the tops of the castle walls, visited the museum and tried on some midieval armour and played with some big swords. tasted some incredible wine and olive oil and bought a bottle of Chianti just because it's one of the things you've gotta do while you're in Tuscany. Got back to Florence around 1930. No museums, no Ufizzi, no paying to go see David(there are 3 david sculpures in Florence,so I just saw the free one. I will save the Ufizzi and David for when I visit the country side next time.