This post brings my Italian adventure to an end. I spent the night of June 7 at a big, modern hotel near the airport in Florence, not at all the kind of place I like to stay at, but I needed something close to where I was dropping off my rental car. (Actually, it was a very strange hotel, with poor customer service and a bizarre mix of luxury and squalor. But it was only one night.) The next morning, on June 8, I reluctantly left Tuscany.
I haven’t been back since, but I definitely will return. Ciao!