I cannot believe that only a year ago I had just been settling into Milano. A year really goes by in the blink of an eye. To have the opportunity to come back was what I had wanted to do all along. Sometimes a person knows when they belong in a place, and in this moment right now, I belong here.
I seriously have had the most amazing summer, and I cannot believe how quickly it vanished. After school finished, I had the pleasure of traveling a bit with my best friend Kathryn. We went down South for a bit of an adventure to Firenze, Roma, Capri, Anacapri, Sorrento and Pompeii.
Firenze was just a small little venture, a cross road between Milano and Roma, it was my fourth time, Kathryn had never been and of course had to go, after all it is where the Renaissance was born.
It had been my first time returning to Roma in about five years and I was the official translator, and I had no problem in doing so. It was a bit funny to me that someone had to rely on me to translate! Could it be the little American girl directing in the big city of Roma?
We ventured out every day, walked most of the time, and explored what the city had to offer. Had a gelato or two (or three), and lots of meals filled with delicious pizza and pasta. Capri, Anacapri and Sorrento aka the Amalfi Coast, were all a wonderful dream and beyond surreal (thanks to an amazing trip planned by Bus2alps). Fresh granite, exquisite sandals made by hand in front of your face and the freshest seafood you will ever eat in your life.
Pompeii was very cool to see, having been one of those events I learned about in school years ago; being able to see it for myself was unbelievable. They were an extremely advanced civilization and had invented the first plumbing system! They also were extremely physically conscious (and maybe a bit vain). They had an outdoor gym, an indoor spa, as well as a brothel house.
Here are some photos, and my next posts will talk about the journey following the rest of the summer.. New York and Israel! This week has a lot of excitement coming up, beginning the fall semester tomorrow (finalllly), and going on a trip with uni to Biella and Turino. Tante belle cose!
|Trying to be artsy photo of Duomo in Firenze|
|Graffiti is art|
|Never can have too many Italian flags|
|Just live street props, obviously|
|This is what I find in Piazza di Spagna..|
|Sign for a protest |
|Inside the Pantheon|
|Some type of Military celebration we stumbled upon.. |
|To find Heinz in Italy is to find gold during the Gold Rush|
|St. Peter's Basilica/Square|
|Inside the Basilica |
|Sorrento by night|
|Artifacts of the civilization|
|Vintage fiat in Roma|
|Victor Emmanuel Monument/Il Vittoriano|
|We all know what the outside of the Colosseum looks like, now have a look at the inside|
|Piazza Barberini |
If you're interested in learning more about the trip I did with Bus2alps, here's the link (also, ask me about it as I can get you a discount!)..
If you're interested in learning about what the lovely city of Roma has to offer, I recommend this link..