It's been a little over a week since I've been in Italy, and I've finally found a time during my busy study abroad schedule to write up a post! I'm loving it here. Something about being in a country that is so different and beautiful is breathtaking. It was quite the long flight - 12 hours total - and I hardly got any sleep. Partially because of the time difference, and partially because of the small child in front of me who kept talking to me. We chatted about his Spiderman watch, Silly Bandz, animals, and Mario Kart. Little kids are so funny. Anyways...
Our session started with an opening tour in Rome - what a beautiful city. History textbooks definitely do not do Rome justice! Walking around town, you'll see all these incredible buildings with statues, fountains, water fountains (Rome is known for their water), and ancient ruins. I cannot describe how crazy awesome Rome is - you just have to see it for yourself.
All the people in this program are awesome. I love Gonzaga..what a great school. After seeing the Colloseum, Villa Borghese, the Pantheon, where Caesar died (right next to my hotel), and plenty of other places, it was time to head to Florence.
All in all, this has been incredible so far. The photo above is a picture of St. Peter's Basilica - I got to see the Pope's blessing! Yes, I got to see the Pope. When in Rome, right?
It's crazy to say that I've seen the Pope...in Italy. I've eaten pasta...in Italy. I've gone shopping...in Italy. I ate gelato...in Italy. I am taking philosophy and marketing classes...in Italy. I even sneezed...in Italy.
Anyways. More "Adventures In...Italy" posts to come!
Ciao gente bella, ('till next time beautiful people!)
PS- for all you Jersey Shore fans, they are here in Florence filming currently. A few of my friends have already met them. Maybe I will too... ;)
PPS- more photos to come on Flickr!
PPPS- my bestest friend in the entire world, Jenn, is graduating today! Congrats girl!