This post was written by Giovanna Trimoldi, a noisy laugh, perserverant and exuberant italian girl. Love to work with people, take pictures and dance.
Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, changed my life in 2013. I was looking for myself and from that year I couldn’t find a place where I felt so strongly, fully and simply me. After doing my erasmus, I came back there to work. Why? It makes me a better person.
1. How did you hear about Lisbon?
I had the luck to know more about Lisbon when I was studying in Rome for a university project linked with TAP Portugal about advertising. I didn’t win the contest but, even better, I found it out!
2. For how long did you stay there?
I had been studying in Lisbon for 1 year. Then, since we fortunately decide for us and we shape our life, I came back. In total it’s being almost two splendid years of love and I can’t leave this city.
It seems to be never enough for me. Ever. Even though I am continuously dreaming of new trips and experiences all over the continents, I feel kind of stuck here. Let’s see when the call will arrive. So, some days more? I count the hours I risk to lose, the event I can’t go, people I can’t meet and sunsets I can’t enjoy.
3. How did you prepare yourself for Lisbon?
I was very excited, incredibly. The preparation for this experience, as you can imagine, took a long time. About a month to study the life cost, rooms’ price, the city itself and so on. There was a big trip I was about to enjoy, by myself and I wanted to be prepared.
4. Why did this place become so special to you?
A couple of things I can talk about. The sky. Lisbon’s light is something will make you feel free. People. You can find every kind of craziness and differences here.
5. Is there any hidden spot that you want to share with us?
You never stop discovering small hidden lovely spots in this city. There’s a place where I adore to go: under the 25th of April Bridge. Exactly under that bridge, on the way to the Belem Tower, I like to stop and listen to the sound of cars running up the bridge. This huge and continuous echo, in front of a massive building and the Tejo river, literally takes your breath away. Difficult to leave.
6. What’s your favourite place in Lisbon?
It’s absolutely impossible to define one place. Just one single place. Maybe one of the landscape point of view? Adamastor. I still remember my last day in Lisbon, when I was about to leave to come back Rome for one year, how bad I cried there, scared that I couldn’t be back. I did.
7. Can you leave us some special places for staying, eating or visiting in Lisbon?
Of course, after leaving in Lisbon for such a long time I can suggest everything about everything. I probably know Lisbon better than the city where I was born, Rome. Go to Alfama first of all. Go to Miradouro Nossa Senhora do Monte (by walk!) and then eat the best Bacalhau com Natas at Tia Natercia Restaurant.
Categories – Big City || Culture
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Best time to visit – From my point of view the best moment you can enjoy it’s around May/June, where the sun is practically always illuminating the city and the events happening every night can make you feel stressed for the amazing quality and quantity of choices you have in front of you. Most of the time the best thing to do it’s just to go out and run into new people and places.
Best way to move – Walking
Cost – Between 20 and 30 € / day, everything included