Venezia: Venice Ciao! During my time in the study abroad program, I have heard time and time again from my peers that Venice is overrated. They all went to Venice toward the beginning of program during the Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice) and came back with bad reviews. They said it was too crowded and unpleasant. However, I decided … More Venezia!
Giorno di San Patrizio: Saint Patrick’s Day Ciao! I initially believed that not many people in Rome or in even Italy would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I figured that only people in Ireland or America really participate in this holiday. However, people in Rome put up little displays to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. There are a lot … More St. Patrick’s Day
Mancare: To miss Driving In Rome, I walk miles and miles a day around the city! Don’t get me wrong, I love walking and exploring the city. However, I miss being able to get in my car and have a nice, relaxing drive wherever I want. Laundry dryers People in Italy do not own or … More 5 Little Things I Miss While Abroad
Automobili: Cars Buongiorno! Rome is a very large city, approximately 1,285 km² (496.3 square miles). With a population of more than 2.5 MILLION people, it’s no wonder that the streets of this city are always bustling and chaotic. Roman traffic and parking rules are nonexistent. Don’t let the mini-sized cars fool you — these drivers are tenacious. … More Cars and Chaos
Palazzo: Palace Ciao! One of the greatest perks of studying abroad is being able to visit the amazing buildings in Rome. This building, or should I say palace, was especially amazing because it is where the president of the Italian Republic resides! In fact, the past 12 presidents have lived in the beautiful Quirinal Palace, which … More Quirinal Palace
Festa Della Donne: (International) Women’s Day Ciao! March 8 is a significant day, and it’s especially noticeable in Italy. March 8 is International Women’s Day. I feel like this year, this day was more important for the world and for women than ever before. However, this day has always been joyously celebrated in Rome. Festa … More #BeBoldForChange in Italy
La aula: the classroom Buongiorno! Having class four times a week every week might seem daunting to many students, but classes in my study abroad program are not so typical. Most of my classes include many site visits to historical monuments and buildings all around Rome. Rome is a beautiful city with a very rich history. … More Not your typical classroom