Its been over a year and a half since our backpacks were strapped on our backs and we were shuffling from guesthouse to guesthouse. It has been very quiet lately on aroundtheworldonatoilet.com, but it hasn’t been so with our lives. Since being home Lianna had been working for an airline quite unhappily, until she went and landed a job with the biggest adventure travel company in Canada, G Adventures, formally known as GAP.
When it came time to leave our amazing Tuscan farmhouse behind we struggled to make a decision of where to head next. With so many great options throughout the Tuscan countryside, we were limited in our selection due to being stuck to popular bus routes and needing to be in Venice in a few days. We opted for Siena, a medium size town often compared to Florence but a fraction of the size known for its Gothic streets and Tuscan charm.
As I’ve said before, we are two of the most indecisive people I know. We came to Italy with a brief outline of an itinerary, but after getting half way through we wanted to switch things up a bit. One evening we decided to enquire about visiting an agritourismo, Italy’s network of farmhouses that allow visitors to experience rural life, and within a few hours we had a reservation at Agritourismo Pietreto.
While it is known that Italy is not exactly a budget travelers destination, the accommodation in Rome is nothing short of shocking when even a hostel dorm runs on average 30 euro per person. When we found a room with shared bathroom for 35 euro for the two of us, we felt we had hit the jackpot.