Slow day in Perugia
Perugia Travel Blog› entry 11 of 21 › view all entries
March 25th, 2009 – by: cotterb
Today I want to the historical district. This is on top of a large hill which you have to take the bus, or the new Mini-Metro, to get to it because otherwise once you got there you would likely just sit there all day in preparation for the walk down.
The several main squares are beautiful and are surrounded by many shops and resturants. During the day the students seem to use the main steps of the church to hang out and socialize. I spent some time there myself after grabbing a pita sandwich and a coke. Even though it was a little windy it was a great and relaxing way to pass the afternoon.
The Mini Metro is like a subway, but the cars are above ground, they aren't joined, and there's no driver. Rather you ride in a small car with as many as 15-20 people. A little like a Disneyland ride, you get it, and at the end you get off. My stop is at the end of the line and I made the mistake of getting on the wrong side (as if I was going one more stop away from downtown, instead of towards it). Since it was the end of the line, the lights turned off.
Dinner was at the same location as last night, and it was great. I had a different risotto as a starter (I love risotto), and then had the pork again. This time they put little dices of lemon peel/rind in the rocket lettuce. I never thought about eating just the rind, but it was great. It wasn't tough at all so I wonder if they didn't marinate or pickle it in some way.
I had planned on staying here 3 days, but it's just not worth it so I decided that it was time for the Cinqueterre. When I left for Italy I was aware of the trial taking place here for the american student accused of murdering her roommate. It's only later that I realized I was in the same town. Had I put it together I might have visited the courthouse just to see.
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