Here we go: the other town claiming to be the center of Italy (remember Narni?): Rieti! The capital of the province of Rieti (who would have thought)...
Full of Italian graffiti which is just so much more full of passion and emotions than anywhere else: "Scusa x come mi comporto, ma credimi, ti amo! Senza te non so stare!" ("Forgive me how I behave but believe me, I love you! Without you I cannot be!" - Never trust an Italian!!)
With my friend Tine who was visiting we drove to Greccio, a little village in the hills with a sanctuary of St. Francis of Assisi. Very lovely and religious place.
Visiting Perugia had been really interesting for me because I had lived and studied here for a month in my early 20s (back then when I was young and 10 pounds lighter).
There was a gluten free festival going on so we decided to go (I had been gluten free since my mid twenties when I discovered that I felt worlds better without it). We went to all the places I still remembered. Perugia is a lovely medieval town with an international university.