Last weekend my friend Gabby from Babson (not roommate Gabby) came to Perugia! We stayed in Perugia on Thursday, went to Florence on Friday (into Saturday morning), and took a train from Florence to San Gimignano on Saturday for the day.
In Florence we didn’t see that much that was new, especially just in one day, and unfortunately the rain streak continued. However, it was still nice to see a familiar place and when we went inside the Duomo I was just as impressed as ever. The highlights of the day, at least for me, mostly related to the food we ate. You could say it was a Brussels like experience where we likely ate more than we should have, but it was fabulous at the same time. The main food highlights were gelato, pizza (personal size), and late night pastries. We really couldn’t have made that day healthier if we tried. Regarding the late night pastries, don’t underestimate the value of a freshly made pastry when you least expect it. They are so fresh (since I’m generally not awake when they’d be freshest in the morning or, more often than not, I make my own breakfast) it’s amazing! I got a croissant with fresh cream inside – so delicious. There is a place similar in Perugia where we have gone a couple of times, it’s just as good.
Here are a few pictures from Florence:
Saturday we went to San Gimignano which is a medieval town with 14 towers of all different sizes. It’s a really interesting place to just walk around – there aren’t too many “big name” sights to see. While it rained lightly a few times for the most part the clouds held off. A big highlight was going to a gelateria which has won the title “World Champion Gelato” – and I have to say, it really was that good.
Here are some pictures from the day: