Tag: Italy

Study Abroad: Boboli Garden: Summer 2012

One of my favorite place that I visited while in Florence was the Boboli Gardens. If you visit Florence I defiantly suggest a visit. Bargello and Boboli were museums that we did not buy our tickets days in advance. The architecture surouding and in the garden its self is wonderful and unique. The Boboli Gardens

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Study Abroad: Siena: Summer 2012

During my study abroad trip ISA had scheduled a couple day trips for us students and the first one was to Siena. We were supposed to visit Verona but unfortunately there were some minor earthquakes in the area and so we went to Siena instead. I don’t feel that this was a bad switch at

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Study Abroad: Florence: Day 1: Summer 2012

Last week I didn’t give my first real impression of Florence. I honestly think I was overwhelmed when I first arrived. The city is beautiful and old. The walls and buildings hold memories of times  much older than America. The streets are mostly narrow and all are cobbled. My first full day in the city

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Study Abroad: Florence: Arrival: Summer 2012

Back to Italy we go. On the road from Rome to Florence in the Tuscany region. ISA bused us from Rome to Italy. I guess it was faster than the trains and they could control arrival and departure times. The drive through Italy was beautiful. Green and lush and just waiting to be explored. I

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Study Abroad: Rome: Day 2: Summer 2012

Our second full day in Rome took us to the Vatican. I remember it being a more of a museum than anything. Halls and outdoor galleries lined with centuries of history, from a giant bust of Augustus Caesar to the ceilings themselves being works of art. We were able to see the great work of

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Study Abroad: Rome: Day 1: Summer 2012

The first full day we were in Italy was a whirlwind. We were going all day. Honestly I feel like I didn’t stop moving from the first morning to the last day and as you read this you will see why. In Rome we were tourists. And the first stop on our first morning was

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Study Abroad: Rome: Arrival : Summer 2012

When I originally started this blog it was to tell the stories of my past travels and share new adventures as they happen. I’ve been going backwards in time with my posts: Colorado, Alaska, China. This series is going to go back even farther. In college I took a summer study abroad class. I was

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Foodie Friday: Italy Inspired – Risotto

I love risotto but it is always expensive at restaurants. Some of the best risotto that I have ever had was in Sienna, Italy. On the outdoor patio I had Gorgonzola risotto with pears and a balsamic sauce. Glorious. My attempted recreation of it was not to my liking but my parents loved it. Anyway

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