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Touring the Towns of Italy

Hey guys! I had an amazing time this weekend at Siena and San Gimignano. While in Siena, we took a tour and were able to walk around the city. It was interesting to see how similar some of their churches look to the ones in Florence. Most of the churches use similar color schemes of white, red, and green with accents of gold.

While in Siena, we got to have lunch. My friends and I walked until we found a random restaurant
with not a lot of people. The restaurant was pretty cute and had an adorable puppy outside that got
very happy to see us, so we obviously had to pet the dog for a bit before we sat down. At the restaurant, I ordered this ravioli with a red meat sauce and I topped it with parmesan. It was
really good so I was sad to only get four pieces.

We went to San Gimignano right after Siena, and it was not what I expected. I did not know that it was going to be a tiny little town. Even though it was tiny, it was really cute and relaxing. They also have a gelateria that claims to have the best gelato in the world. I managed to try my friend’s gelato from there and it was pretty good but maybe not the best in the world. I got gelato from a different place and it was interesting. It was a coffee and biscotti gelato. On their own, the coffee was very strong (which I liked) and the biscotti was sweet, so they were a perfect complement to each other.

The next day we went to Cinque Terre. I was excited to go see the five towns even though I knew
nothing about them. The morning of the trip, it was drizzling and a little windy, but I thought it would be fine and I was wrong. Once we got off the train, it was pouring rain. I wore four layers of clothes, and I was still freezing. I was wearing two shirts with long sleeves, my raincoat, and my puffer coat and they did nothing for me. At one point I was so cold and upset that I wanted to go back to Florence, but I stayed since the trip was already paid for. My friend and I ended up buying an umbrella just like most of the people there. Thankfully, stopped raining by the time we got to the second town so I started to enjoy my time a little bit more. Once I got past how cold it was, the towns were super pretty, and I became the photographer of my little group. My favorite town was the one with 382 steps. The town was called Corniglia. It was my favorite because it was super sunny by the time we got there and the water was so blue. Corniglia is where we got a lot of pictures because there were so many stops on the steps with fantastic views.

That’s all I have for this week, but make sure to check back next week. I’ll be celebrating my birthday, and I’m taking a trip to the Amalfi Coast!

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