Perugia and Assisi City Guide

city of assisi

You may remember me taking a trip to Umbria, a region just north of Rome in Italy, last Spring when I went to Orvieto. Jared and I really enjoyed it so much that we decided to head back to il cuore verde d’Italia again. We were there for 5 days just 2 weeks ago and brought in the New Year in Perugia.

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Day Trip to Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica

This past Sunday was spent exploring the ancient ruins of Ostia Antica in Rome. The modern suburb of Ostia is only an hour and a half commute from Rome and holds a vast of ancient Roman history as it was the original seaport of Rome, located at the mouth of the Tiber River. The site is now being preserved and is a well-known tourist attraction for visitors wanting to see historical sites in the Eternal City, other then the well-known Colosseum, Pantheon, and Spanish Steps.

Our day started out by early-afternoon joining the hustle and bustle of the city of Rome on a busy Saturday. We took a few metro trips to take us to our end destination. The good thing is that we didn’t have to buy any new tickets as our monthly transport passes were enough, but our visitors in town had to purchase the 1,50€ tickets to come along.

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Labor Day Weekend in Italy

What If We Blog - Testaccio - Sept 3

I honestly forgot that this weekend is Labor Day Weekend back in the states. I guess that’s what happens when you live in Italy…you kind of forget about the American holidays with the exception of any big ones, Christmas, New Years, etc.

This Labor Day Weekend, Jared and I, spent it pretty chill catching up on some work and getting into the latest season of Narcos (I am officially hooked!) Have any of you watched it yet? Friday night was date night over in a little part of town that we haven’t really yet explored, but the nightlife is full of bars, restaurants, and an exciting young crowd atmosphere.

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