Tag: 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

Siena for the Weekend

Journal Entry #72 Saturday we jumped on a bus and headed for Siena. Arriving in Siena reminded me very much of being home. The winding roads and hills of trees made me a little homesick. I do have to say, Siena is a beautiful city that I’m so happy to of had the chance to 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

Markets in Firenze

Journal Entry #69 Italians shop for groceries everyday, they do this to get fresh food. Unlike in America we shop for weeks at a time, here they have markets to get the freshest food possible. Since on this trip I have now been to two different markets. Wednesday our professors took us to a small Read More

Visiting San Miniato Church

Journal Entry #68 Ciao! Today we went to the San Miniato Church and discussed the meaning of family with Fra. Bernardo. Church is a huge part of Florence as a city. The San Miniato Church overlooks the whole city. The two circular patterns on the face of the church represent God’s eyes, which watch and Read More

Epiphany

Journal Entry #67 Epiphany is a held on January 6th, this is the last day of the 12 days of Christmas. The main focus is the manifestation of Christ. In Florence there is a parade that starts at the Palazzo Pitti and ends in front of the Duomo. It includes the arrival of the three 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

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