For the past ten days, our friend Cam from Hobart came all the way to Rome to visit! It was perfect timing because I was getting a little bit homesick and it was his Thanksgiving break. He booked his trip over the summer, so Kate and I were looking forward to it for a while. We wanted him to experience Rome, but we thought that Tuscany would be a great weekend trip to take while he was here.
On Thursday, we took a train to Poggibonsi, which is right outside of the ancient Medieval village San Gimignano. We were meeting Kate’s aunt, uncle and two cousins. We spent a lot of time exploring San Gimignano, and a neighboring beautiful town called Siena. Kate and I had been to Siena on one of our field trips earlier in the semester.
On Saturday, we took a day trip to Florence, which is one of my favorite cities in Rome. My sister studied abroad there three years ago, so I’ve been there a few times, and know my way around decently well. One of my favorite things to do while in Florence is to climb to the top of the Duomo–the view is unbelievable. It’s 414 steps to the top, and I’d be lying if I said my legs weren’t shaking towards the end.
I have 12 days left in Rome, and I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. This weekend is our last weekend in Rome, so I’ll fill you in on Monday!