Parco: Park Ciao! It’s finally springtime in Rome! This means the weather is warmer, the sun is out and there are more outdoor places to venture to in the city. One of my favorite new finds is Villa Borghese! This park is super similar to Central Park in New York City, except a little smaller. … More Villa Borghese
Londra: London Ciao! I only had three days left of my spring break, and I managed to check the main spots in London (in my opinion) off my list!: Chinatown Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter Traditional fish and chips The famous Nando’s Chicken The London Eye Big Ben!
Frigidarium: A cold pool in ancient Roman baths Ciao! The topic of this post is long overdue: GELATO. Gelato is basically the Italian word for ice cream. There is a gelato shop on every corner of every street in Italy. Gelato in Italy is not the same as gelato in America. There are so many different types … More Gelato, Gelato, Gelato!
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
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
Melbourne is a hub for all things artsy! All year around there are exhibits, demonstrations, and weeks dedicated to art shows. I’ve mentioned before just how amazing Melbournes’ street art is, and because Melbourne is appreciative of all forms of art, this month it welcomed an exhibit from “across the pond.” The art of Banksy … More England to Melbourne!