Our trip from Milan to Florence took many more hours than originally planned. Luckily, our flight was scheduled for the following day. Due to an accident, all traffic on the main highway connecting the cities was diverted through small country roads. The traffic volume was incredible, and it took almost 6 hours longer than we had planned. Luckily, the folks at the hotel in Milan had heard about the traffic diversion on the news and held our reservation for us. (We called from a gas station along the way just to make sure.)
The following are pictures I took while in transit. The countryside we ended up travelling through was really pretty.
A rest stop
Last picture of our big blue van