Two weeks later I was packed and on a plane to Florence for a seven day Italy bike tour. I had never done a guided tour, nor had I ever been on a tour with Austin-Lehman. I have done a lot of traveling, but it has always been with a few friends or on my own; I now think guided tours are the way to go.
With all of the accommodations and sights mapped out, I was able to relax and take it all in. Florence is an amazing city, adorned with: cathedrals, famous art, statues and fashion. Everywhere you look there is a brilliant marbled church, a statue and art from Michelangelo, fresco paintings and fashion stores galore. The church we ended our walking tour at, Santa Maria Novella; is where Michelangelo first started painting.