Sunday, October 21, 2012

Perugia: EuroChocolate

This past weekend some of my roommates and i went on a schools sponsored trip to perugia to go to the annual chocolate festival! we started off with a tour of the perugina factory, which is home to one of the most famous italian chocolates, baci. the tour of the factory was pretty cool and it provided us with TONS of free samples of chocolate... which was a lot for 9:30 in the morning. after the factory we took the "minimetro" up to the town center of perugia. the mini metro was the coolest form of public transportation i have ever seen as it was basically like the monarail but with the littlest cars. once we arrived in the center of perugia we grabbed a bite to eat, so that we didnt fill up on just chocolate. after, we strolled around the town, which was so so beautiful. we saw tons of different types of chocolate ranging from pasta to beer to traditional chocolate bars. the whole day was really interesting because it was a real cultural experience, and it was really nice to be in a nice and quaint town as sometimes rome does seem to be an overwhelming city. once the day was over we trekked back to rome and grabbed some salads for dinner... in an attempt to compensate for the chocolates. it was a really cool day trip and it was nice to see a different part of italy! next weekend i am going to barcelona... so until then! enjoy the new taylor swift album everybody... and the rest of your week!

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