Beyond the iconic tower, there didn’t seem to be much else to the city. It was pretty gritty and, as you can imagine, full of other tourists. One peculiar thing I did see on the way to the tower, however, was a sign noting that one of the nondescript buildings I ambled by was an R&D facility for the search engine Ask.com. Weird.
The tower was interesting though much smaller than I imagined. I mean, you couldn’t fit it into your pocket, but many medium-sized apartment buildings in Toronto are taller.
After I’d seen the tower, I picked up some fruit and yogurt and relaxed in the park that surrounds the tower to enjoy some of the afternoon sun. When I’d finished up my snack, I strolled back to the train station, stopping once for gelatto (or was it twice?) and then headed off to Florence.