The best food in all of Italy.
Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
10Trip End Apr 30, 2011
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The next morning, we took our time getting up and ate a complimentary breakfast in the hotel. Italians eat a very light, sugary breakfast--usually pastries or a cappuccino. Then we checked out and took the bus into the center. First we visited Torre degli Asinelli, Bologna's most famous tower--although there are a bunch of similar ones all over the city
After our long descent from the tower, we headed for Bologna's famous Fontana di Nettuno, or Neptune fountain to snap a couple of pictures. Then we headed toward Museo Internazionale e Bibloteca della Musica di Bologna. This museum contained all kinds of old musical instruments, sheet music, and correspondence from famous musicians, such as Giuseppe Verdi. By the time we finished with the museum, it was 2:00--time for lunch. We headed toward the large university area and ate at the delicious yet economical Trattoria del Rosso. For 10 euros, I got a plate of fried chicken and vegetables (which is probably my favorite thing that I've eaten in Italy), zuppa inglese for desert, and water to drink. After finishing lunch, we got gelato at Gelateria Peccanti di Gola and explored the center a little more before hopping on our train back to Perugia.
Besides traveling to Assisi and Bologna, I've also had some fun in Perugia
On Thursday my friend Samantha and I also went shopping. We took the mini metro to what we had heard was a mall, but we found out that there was a lot more parking lot here and only a few stores. After a really confusing but hilarious conversation with a local police officer, we took the metro back to the center and did some shopping there instead.
I'm really looking forward to Spring Break in a couple weeks, even though that means that my time in Italy will be halfway gone, because my best friend Rachel is coming to visit me from the United States! We will be traveling to Rome, Madrid, and Paris. Of course, there are midterms to get through at the end of this week and next week first though. Planning is a lot more work than I thought it would be, but it will be worth it to get to see these awesome European cities and to spend time with Rachel.