Rome: We be Roman

All roads eventually lead to Rome so we were destined to arrive at some point. After a chaotic tram ride to our Roman home we found ourselves in a cool suburb just outside the centre filled with restaurants and bars. We spent the next five days exploring the sights tasting the treats and basically being tourists for a change. We took in the top sights and did a food tour for Rach’s birthday. We were both captured by the history of the place and just spent our time getting lost and found again.

All in all just a real treat.


Perugia: I don’t care! I love it!

Couchsurfing again, we arrived in Perugia to meet up with our host. We got off to a good start here as the metro in Perugia is basically a big roller coaster so it provided us with a bit of a laugh. The old part of the city was beatiful to just wander around and get lost in with amazing views over to the near by villages.

The other side to our stay in Perugia was the all night drinking, our host lived with the owner of the local Irish pub and insisted we join him both nights. The other interesting fact about Perugia is that it is the home of a massive university, that is particularly popular with Americans. So both nights out it was Rach, me and 6 American 20 something girls drinking, It was quite novel as they were very fresh and thought that me and Rach were the most amazing people they had ever met.

A good stop but we needed to rest our livers for a few days after.

Florence: Eating up a storm!


Florence was pretty, so pretty, so so pretty that we lost track of our schedule and overstayed by a day. Wandering down from our campsite overlooking the city, we would explore the streets all day fitting in churches and piazzas with bellies full of pasta, platters and pizza. Our meal highlight was at a little deli with a daily changing menu: A bottle of Italian red with pecorino and pear ravioli for Steve and pecorino, pesto and sundried tomato spagettoni for me, followed by coffees, crumbles and cheese cakes. BLISS!