One month, one country, eleven cities, 15+ train rides, five plane rides and an infinite number of memories and experiences. It's hard to believe I spent 4 weeks traveling around Italy, visited some unbelievable places and adapting to a whole new culture all on my own. I learned so much, met so many new people … Continue reading Grazie, Italia
As the final days of the trip come around, we take a 4 hour bus ride south to Rome. Classes are over at this point and our time in Rome is mostly free time, so there isn't much stressing or worrying going on. Despite our bus leaving Florence an hour late and almost missing the … Continue reading Doing as the Romans
The time has come where the big suitcases are packed back up as we prepare for our Florence departure. As my roommates and I are in cleaning and packing our apartment back up, we are reminiscing over our past 4 weeks and how it seems we just moved in yesterday. Florence has created a very … Continue reading Ciao, Firenze
https://flic.kr/p/26xcEph As the last free weekend of the trip came around, my roommates and I planned a weekend in Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre consists of 5 small towns along the west coast of Italy, about a 3 hour train ride from Florence. The five towns, in order from North to South, are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, … Continue reading Another Weekend by the Water
Of all the places I’ve now seen in Italy, some of my favorites were spent over the weekend in Sorrento. Over the course of 3 days, I got to experience Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Positano and Mount Vesuvius. Growing up in Florida, being by the water has always been something I am so used to, so … Continue reading “Sorrento” Weekend
We have officially hit the halfway mark of the study abroad trip. I can't believe how quickly these 2 weeks have gone by and now we only have 2 weeks left. With nearly every single day filled with some sort of activity, time certainly does go by in the blink of an eye. There are … Continue reading Halfway there
The city of Florence is absolutely beautiful, but it was so nice to get out of the city and go to the Tuscan Countryside for a day for a wine tour. Italy holds some of the finest wines and each winery produces thousands of bottles each year. We spent the day in Chianti to see … Continue reading Trading the City for the Countryside for a Day
It was like once I got to Florence, I unpacked then packed right back up again to go on the first weekend trip. The day I had in Florence was packed with orientation, class and the group dinner, so I am looking forward to this coming week of exploring around a bit more. However, our trip … Continue reading Weekend Trip: Venice & Milan!
https://flic.kr/p/25Eipwg I woke up the morning of Monday, May 7th, expecting to be leaving from Miami that night, landing in Zurich, Switzerland the next morning and getting to Florence by mid-afternoon. We ended up in Frankfurt, Germany, waiting to see how and when I will be arriving in Italy. Quite the turn around, huh? The … Continue reading Unexpected Detour
Four weeks, one country, an unknown number of cities about to be visited and a lifetime of memories are in store for me. A year ago, I would’ve never thought I would have an opportunity like this before me and being completely honest, I don’t think it’s settled in quite yet that I’m soon to … Continue reading Ready for you, Italy!