Mathieu - France - Cambridge CPE Alumnus - Blog
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Hello Maria, and Alexander,
This is the last album...
I am back in England but with a smile on my face. I went to Italy with a friend of mine; she's Italian but works in England. Last year she came to France, so this year it is my turn.
We spent the first three days in Calcata, where her mother lives. It's a charming village one hour from Rome. We enjoyed trips to the sea side, the lakes, and the restaurants. For the next two days, we drove to Rome and, although I'm not a city man, it's amazing. For my last three days, we went to Paciano, where she knows some friends and has some family.
I don't know how to thank her enough; I had a warm welcome. Her parents are very nice people and her friends are lovely. The weather was great, and I liked the life style; it's a bit like Spain where I can enjoy the early morning freshness and then go for lunch. When it gets warm, around 2-3 p.m., I like a bit of a sleep and spend the rest of the evening until having dinner around 10 p.m.
Italy has definitely a place in my heart and I'll go there when I have the opportunity. I want to improve my Italian, but I have to say that I ate like a glutton, so Alexander, according to my experience and Mia's too, this is not a good place for your diet...?
I visited a friend of my father's friend in Panicale, Perugia, Umbria, in Italy, close to the mountains of Toscana.
I wish I could have visited all the villages around... later on, I'll send you some more pictures of Roma.