Day trip to Perugia and Assisi

On October 19th (last Saturday), my school took all us students to Perugia and Assisi.  I should start off by saying that I saw NONE of Perugia.  The only thing we did in Perugia was go to a chocolate factory…something my 5 year old sister will forever be jealous of. We got up at 8 in the morning to leave Siena, and arrived at 10 in the morning to begin a tour of chocolate.  Yes, we really started eating chocolate at 10 in the morning… and yes, we really didn’t stop eating that chocolate until the following day when we had completely diminished our supply. After finishing the tour of the chocolate factory, and feeling sick by the amount of chocolate we had all just consumed, we got back on the bus to go to Assisi.  Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis who is known for founding a religious order of Friars, called the Franciscan. Once we arrived in Assisi we first visited the basilica of San Francesco as a group, and then headed off on our own ways.  I began wandering around the quaint city of Assisi with three girls.  We were walking towards the very top of the city so we would be able to look out over the amazing views of Umbria. On our way, we found a great little spot to get some lunch.  Three of us ordered pizzas and one ordered a salad; what a mistake she made by ordering a salad, because the pizza was the most amazing pizza I had ever eaten. After finishing our lunch, we continued up the city.  When I say we continued up the city, I most directly mean that we hiked up the city to the very top of a huge rock to be able to see the views Assisi has to offer. Let me tell you that the hike was BEYOND worth it. The views that I saw on the top of that rock are arguably the most amazing views I have ever seen.  I felt like I was on top of the world, looking down on all its beauty. After hanging out at the rock for around an hour, we headed back down to catch our bus back to Siena. We got on the bus, ate more chocolate, and fell right to sleep. It was a pretty, pretty good day.

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2 Responses to Day trip to Perugia and Assisi

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