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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 28 2010

Perugia: Monday

On Monday Mom, the Hubby and I took the Perugia City Tour.  We rode around in a very red bus with headphones on our ears and were allowed to be as touristy as we wanted.  The bus took us to all five of the major neighborhoods of Perugia, and it was neat to see that we …

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Jul 28 2010

Sunday: Perugia Archeology Museum

On Sunday we visited the Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell’Umbria.  The museum is located in the southern end of the city in a beautiful old building that once housed the convent of San Domenico. Upon passing through the main arch into the museum visitors are greeted by a large courtyard with a now unused well in the center.  View …

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Jul 28 2010

Perugia: Saturday Morning

The city of Perugia has installed several public scala mobili e ascensori (escalators and elevators) around the city to make navigating some of the steeper hills easier.  One of  the neatest set of escalators that we’ve found are those that start at the Bus Station (Piazza Partigiani) and go up under the city to end inside …

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Jul 26 2010

Perugia: POST Museum

On Saturday afternoon the Hubby and I went wandering around the streets near the apartments.  We were over on Via Pinturicchio when we saw these signs that said “POST” and “Scienza” and an unmistakeable symbol for museum… O M G A science museum in Perugia???  How lucky can a biodork get? This was so fabulous that I decided …

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Jul 25 2010

Friday: Assisi

Friday was our first out-of-town excursion!  Mom, the Hubby and I took a bus from Perugia to the nearby city of Assisi, which is a religious center and the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, the  founder of the Franciscan religious order.  The town of Assisi is ALL hills and stairs going up.  I’m sure that they must go down …

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Jul 25 2010

Jane Austen’s Fight Club

Thank you, Facebook, for keeping me apprised of awesome viral videos even when I’m in Italy.

Jul 25 2010

People around Perugia

Some pictures of people being people around Perugia: Couples and Groups       Solo     Faces and Expressions I noticed this girl and her family because they were all carrying umbrellas as they walked through the square.  They have the palest skin of anyone I’ve seen while in Perugia.  I wanted to ask …

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Jul 24 2010

Perugia: Thursday

On Thursday I woke up at the bright and early - if not chipper - hour of 6:30am to go on a solo walk.  It was wonderful to have the city all to myself – I only saw a few other early morning walkers, and the flow of traffic didn’t really start picking up until about 7:30am.  I explored new parts …

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Jul 22 2010

Perugia: Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday we went exploring.  It was our first full day in Perugia, so we started at the apartment and radiated out.  We went grocery shopping and browsed a street vendor selling ceramics at Piazza Danti. Food from the Alimentari Ceramics for sale on the steps of Cathedrale San Lorenzo We discovered that Perugia is a …

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Jul 21 2010

Perugia: Gluten Free Dining

Yesterday we meandered through the San Pietro area.  One of the highlights of the trip was finding this random crepe kitchen, Le Cre.  It was tucked near the end of a tunnel-like alley next to the Pozzo Etrusco, an ancient Etruscan well. I noticed the word “glutine” in a few places around the shop and then …

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