Europe, Italy

SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO» 11-13 February (2 nights)

Leaving Perugia was a bit of a sad moment. Two days were for sure not even close to being enough, but Siena was waiting for me, and I had high, high hopes for it. It was Tuscany time!
Siena kicked my butt on arrival, I walked so, so much I thought my legs were going to give up because of my backpack’s weight, but I managed to keep moving and I arrived at my “hostel” after about three hours walking.

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Europe, Italy

On the same day I hop on the train from Perugia to Assisi, a place I was told I couldn’t miss out, I decided that I wanted a little more out of my day, so instead of going back right away, I went to explore a little more of Umbria, this time in the small town of Spello. And if you think it’s impossible to get any better, it does!

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Europe, Italy

When your on a big trip, like I am, there’ll be places you get more excited about than others. Heading to Florence I was so excited I think I said “Oh my God I’m going to Florence” a million times on the bus with a smile on my face.

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Europe, Italy

You know when you’re making your research before going on a trip, and you happen to find a beautiful place you just need to add to your list? Well, San Gimignano was like that for me. I was at home, in Lisbon, searching for towns to visit as a day trip from Siena, and out of the blue, San Gimignano appeared, it was like a beautiful accident that made my days in Italy even better-

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Europe, Italy

Siena decided to kick my ass on my arrival. Getting of the bus at the train station, I had to walk to the city center with my heavy backpacks, and it was a pretty long walk if I must say. I found it weird, but funny, that you have to get inside a shopping center to catch some endless rolling stairs (that are inclined by the way, so the entire time I had to force myself not to fall on my back because the weight of the bag would push me down) in order to get to the historical center of Siena.

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Europe, Italy

My family planned a three day trip to Rome while I was backpacking Italy, so I decided to join the, because (1) I love Rome and (2) I still had a lot to see and do in this city.

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