Tag Archives: Cinque Terre

From Coast to Coast

The past few weeks have been some of the most memorable times I have had this semester. I have had my family visiting for the past three weeks and having them here with me made me feel even more at home than I already have felt here in Florence. Continue reading

All the Small Things

My semester abroad is quickly coming to an end. It was as if in the blink of an eye everything has turned into memories. I am sad to be leaving, I feel like a part of me will always be left in Florence. It was tough at first, but I have learned how to adjust to a completely different life in Italy. Continue reading

A Trip Up the Western Coast of Italy

This weekend was like nothing I have ever experienced, it was amazing, exciting, and relaxing all at the same time. My roommate Sandy and I decided to head up to Northern Italy to do some exploring. Continue reading

A Week of Firsts, Tears and Water

I am a huge believer in that everyone should once in awhile take a leap of faith and do something absolutely terrifying. This leap of faith for me was the decision to study abroad. I have never been out of the country let alone traveled alone, so here I was early last week flying across the ocean to the world of unknown by myself. I will never forget that feeling when I first landed in Rome and went well now there is no going back. But even though I was nervous and fearful I had never been so confident in my abilities before. Continue reading

A Visit From Home

This past week I was lucky enough to have a visitor from home – my brother! Although my parents were unable to make it out to visit me due to work commitments, my older brother managed to make it all the way to Florence for a week long holiday! My brother, John, had planned to visit me since before I even bought my own plane ticket to Italy last semester. It was nice to have something to look forward to and to remind me of home! Having a piece of home with you while you are abroad is always a little bit comforting. During the first part of the week, he visited his friend that is stationed in Vicenza and went to an Italian Serie A soccer game with him. This first part of the week, I was still in Paris, but once I returned we made plans to visit Rome, Pisa, and Cinque Terre for the remainder of his time in Florence. Continue reading