After spending the night in Prosecco country and managing to fight the temptation to partake we had a fairly long haul down to Perugia to meet with our new adventurers for the week, Annabel and Matt. Luckily we had a nice Italian BlaBla passenger to keep us entertained on the way.
At the top of Perugia
Basilica di San Domenico, Perugia
Once we’d found somewhere kind of decent to park up for a few days we headed straight up the hill in search of some long awaited Pizza! Thankfully A&M had done some scouting that day so it didn’t take long to find somewhere! Perugia is a lovely old hill town with lots of narrow winding alleys, steps and a couple of quirky monuments to check out, including underground streets and a very fine well (kid you not!).
The following day after some train….adventures….we managed to make it to Assisi home of St Francis (and more Pizza). Next up was a spin to Roma in Rusticus which was a bit of an experience for A&M I think. The van was top notch of course, it’s more the charming Italian drivers that provide the memorable moments :-S
The trip to Rome!
The four of us spent the next couple days ticking off all the tourist boxes in Rome. St Peters & the Sistine Chapel, Pizza, the Colosseum & Palatino, Pasta, the Pope, Pizza, and spent some fun evenings getting the boardgames out with a few glasses of Italian red! We were spoilt by our guests, we owe you one guys!
Our home, via Dublino
Trevie not impressed by Trevi fountain.
Cathy rocking the statue pose
Ye olde Roman Forum
Some more chuffed by the Pope than others...