A Week in Italy

 

Assisi and Perugia | 2 days

I just finished my bachelor degree in design and to celebrate I decided to spend a week in Italy! The first stop was in Assisi, a small, provincial town that made me think of the ones in Disney animated movies. The scenery was so beautiful, I couldn't take my eyes off it. It was almost too perfect and too put together to be true. It was peaceful, the food was better than expected, especially the one at the Trattoria Degli Umbri restaurant where I ate the best plate of pasta I've ever eaten. I even went eating there two days in a row! As for Perugia, I only got to visit it for a couple of hours. It was pretty but a different kind of pretty, it was less picturesque and more what you would expect of a university town.

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Florence | 3 days

Florence, my next stop, was quite different from Assisi. First, there was much more tourists, so much, it felt italiens had disappeared from their own city! Of course they hadn't, but still it was definitely a touristic town and everyone could tell. Moreover, there was so much to see, from churches to churches that I didn't manage to see them all. Fortunately, I got to see the important ones, like the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Basilica Santa Maria Novella and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Despite the fact that I went there especially for the overabundance of art masterpieces (thanks to the Medici family) I also enjoyed trying out restaurants and cafés. The best ones I tryed would have to be La Ménagère, Ditta Artigianale, Il Santo Bevitore and Trattoria Zàzà.

Rome | 1 1/2 Day

Rome, the final destination, was short lived. I visited the city when I was younger but had forgotten how pretty it is. This time I managed to go see the most popular attractions, like the colosseum and the old remains of the Roman period. I also walked through the little streets near the Piazza Navona, visited the Vatican, which might I say, is ridiculously rich and of an exaggerated type of architecture that made me feel awkward... As for the simple pleasures, like eating (real foodie talking here), I went to the Hotel de Russie and took a plate of prosciutto and cantaloup and drank a exotic juice, both were good but over priced. Somehow the fact it was expensive wasn't a bad deal since the place was beautiful, relaxing and had two cute cats named Mona and Lisa.