My day was a total mess! From the moment I woke up I knew things wouldn’t turn out the way I wanted.
This was my plan: wake up super early, get the metro to the train station, get the train to Sorrento and get the bus to Amalfi with the most amazing view ever, wander all day between Amalfi and Salerno, and then go back to Naples to eat the best pizza in the world.
Perugia is an immediate likable little town and it’s incredible how such a small place can have it all. It will make you travel in time with its shadowy cornered streets, arched stairways and alive Piazzas.
From the moment I arrived, people were gentle and kind as they helped me find my way to the hostel, and by then I knew two nights here wouldn’t be enough and I could already feel the bittersweet goodbye.
Pompeii was not in my plans when I decided to go to Naples, but the first question I was asked once I arrived at the hostel was “Are you going to Pompeii? You have to go!”, and it made me wonder If I should go.
Everybody says the same about Naples: a very dangerous city!
Now, before I even start to tell you about my experience in Naples, I want to tell you the conversation I had while I was still in Rome, with a man at my hostel who was from this scary city:
Have I mentioned how much I love Rome? I was in Rome last year, and I’ve written about it before (Falling in love with Rome; Do not go crazy over Indian souvenir shops in Rome like I did; Getting a bus ticket in Rome), but this city is so amazing that I don’t get tired of writing about it.
You know how I already told you I’m a scary cat when it comes to these kind of situations?
Well, it was our last day in Rome and we did the same we had done the last 5 days: catch the bus to the center. I should say at this point that from day one I HATED this idea of not buying tickets on public transports.
As our days in Rome where over it was time to return home.I knew this day would be stressful but things got out of control and I tend to be a crazy yelling person when I’m not in control!
Getting almost no sleep at all, I got up at 5am! Having to pack everything last minute (for a change…or not), making breakfast and waking up Pedro who always seems to be a rock at the early hours – when the sun wasn’t even up – everything was a confusion from the start. Still, I got us out the door on time(miracle!). Got the tram, and the metro and after a little run we got the train on time. This time we weren’t late, but the flight was, ruining the plan we had to spend a few hours in Milan. We took-off super late but we still believed we could visit something in Milan – naive us! As we were landing, Pedro was sleeping like a baby and I, afraid as I am of flying – started waking him up as I looked outside the window and saw something weird: it was fog – but I THOUGHT THE WING WAS ON FIRE!
Let me explain why I’m writing this ridiculous post: after 3 months living in Switzerland, counting every cent of my money so I could save some(not an easy task once you’re living in a very expensive country like Switzerland), I arrived in Rome, where I stayed for 6 days total. As you can imagine, I immediately fell in love with this city, but my real problem was the Indian gift shops. I’ll explain…
OMG how AMAZING is this city? Rome to me was the cherry on top of the cake of my Erasmus. I loved it so much I even got sad I didn’t choose it in the first place to do my Erasmus there.
Coming from Lugano to Rome was the strangest funniest thing ever! As everything is so quiet and calm in Lugano, as soon as we arrived in the city of Rome we got the sense of crazy all around (And I Loved It!!). When you’re in Rome you know. There’s no way avoiding the rhythm of the city and you have to move with it or basically someone will run you over!