Category: Italy

Last Italian Day

Journal Entry #78 Leaving Firenze is heartbreaking, this city has given me so much on this trip. This is the first place I have traveled to outside of the U.S. It will forever have a special place in my heart. I will miss walking everywhere. It takes 15-20 minutes to walk anywhere. Passing the architecture Read More

Roman Holiday

Journal Entry #77 This past weekend we headed to Rome. We stayed two nights and squeezed everything possible into the two days. We arrived in Rome on Saturday, we checked into our rooms and headed out. Dr. Bush gave us a walking tour of Rome, which I applaud her on. I had the best time Read More

Italian Days

Journal Entry #76 Hands down this was the best day of the trip. I’m so happy we went to the Pitti Palace. This Palace holds a historical costume exhibit and art. The inside was equally as beautiful as the outside. This is the day Chelsey and myself bonded with so many people in our group. Read More

David and Meaningful Moments

Journal Entry #75 Thursday was a fairly simple day. We went to class then to the Academia Gallery to see “The David”. Elisabetta was our guide thorough the museum, I love when she takes us places because she gives us so much history on how the school and the building and makes sense of everything Read More

High Fashion

Journal Entry #74 Wednesday was an eventful day! We started off with class, then headed to Pitti Mosaici. I was blown away when I walked in. There was so much to look at and it was unbelievable all of this art was made from stone. We went down to their studio where everything is made Read More

Tre F’s

Journal Entry #70 Food. Fashion. Family. Firenze, Italy is known for all three. The delicious pizza and pastas. Famous fashion designers. The big Italian family. When I first arrived in Italy the first thing I needed was food. I did not know the variety of food they offered. Italian food is my absolute favorite, so Read More

Italian Market

Journal Entry #66 Today we went to the Centrale Market here in Florence, Italy. We were asked to cook an Italian meal, so we made Chicken Rotini. We headed to the market after class to gather up all the ingredients for tonights meal. Some things I noticed about the market was that it is a Read More

Preparing for Florence

Journal Entry #64 On January 2nd I will be leaving for Florence, Italy. I’ve known about this study abroad opportunity for over a year now. My sister (follow her: theblondejournals) mentioned it to me when students went last year! We are very happy to have the opportunity to go together and experience the beautiful city Read More