My birthday is November the 13th, my boyfriend’s the 15th. So my parents this year decided to make just one gift for both of us and they booked us a trip to Umbria, a region in Italy that I had never been to before, but I do believe now is one of the most beautiful of the country.
It took us 3 hours to go, which wouldn’t be that bad, if I haven’t been in the bathroom the whole night before with the most pyrotechnical bellyache ever. Still, we managed to leave the house – but not without a bellyache friend, aka a warm fuzzy stuffed toy to cuddle when in pain. A very orange carrot that I named Il Signor LaCarota (Mister TheCarrot) and that you can see here:
Did you say hello to Il Signor LaCarota? If you didn’t say hello I won’t continue writing.
So, as I was saying before I interrupted myself, we left for Umbria in a very bright, sunny, classical italian morning:
Once in Umbria, we saw kittens. Lots of.
Kittens enjoying the sun.
Kittens planted in vases (?).
Kittens lurking us.
Plus one broken kitten that looked like a furry Hunchback of Notre Dame that I wanted to take home, and a hungry kitten that almost savaged my hand while I was trying to feed him.
We also learnt that in roman Umbria they already invented the first URL.
On a most serious note (but note: it wasn’t a very serious trip overall), we also saw some jaw-dropping stuff. And the most jaw-dropping of them all, which I unfortunately don’t have any picture of, the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi; I wasn’t allowed to take pics in there, but honestly I was so stoked I completely forgot to even switch on my camera. On the outside it’s so lovely, and a little understated, on the inside.. I just hadn’t words. You can find pictures and videos of it online, but trust me, once you step in there it’s another story; such a vivid, overwhelming and sacred experience (and I’m not a very religious person) that I can really say that few things around the world have moved me this much.
And now I’ll leave you to the pics of the trip – I took my film camera with me but I haven’t finished the roll yet so you’ll have to wait for those.