Snapshot of Summer – Italy 2017

As a college student, I love Spring Break! It is a nice respite from all the midterms that pop up and the usual stresses of academic life. Plus it's always fun to get away and leave the cold winter weather behind. I am currently away on a cruise, floating away in the sun and heat. … Continue reading Snapshot of Summer – Italy 2017

Ischia, Italy: An Island Like No Other

I love the island of Ischia because it holds so many memories for me. Situated next to Capri, this island of Ischia is a beautiful Italian haven filled with lots of color, beautiful sea views, and friendly people. I've stayed on the island maybe3 or 4 times and I love it more each time I … Continue reading Ischia, Italy: An Island Like No Other

Venice Week 4: Torcello Tower, Murano Glass, & Padua Chapel

June 26, 2017 Monday Today was a fun day because it was excursion day! I had class as usual from nine to twelve, and then had lunch on the island. But around 1:30, the whole class met up to go to Torcello. It was a bit hectic because we had to walk pretty fast in … Continue reading Venice Week 4: Torcello Tower, Murano Glass, & Padua Chapel

Venice Week 3: Scuola & Squid Ink, and Burano & Bellinis

June 19, 2017 Monday Because of the hectic nature of the Milan trip, I took Monday to just rest and relax. I had class as usual at nine, and became a little smarter because of it. After class, I had lunch on San Servolo while reading a bit. Most of the day until dinner was … Continue reading Venice Week 3: Scuola & Squid Ink, and Burano & Bellinis

Venice Diary- Meeting Milan for the Weekend

June 17, 2017 Saturday A group of us decided to go to Milan for the weekend. So we had booked our bus tickets the week before and found an inexpensive airbnb that was a two minute walk to the famous Cathedral and could fit the seven of us. At 7am, we all took the vaporetto … Continue reading Venice Diary- Meeting Milan for the Weekend

Venice Week 2: Jewish Ghetto, Palaces, & Lido Beach Day

I've decided to write about my experiences week by week instead of day by day because I wanted to really enjoy my time in Venice without the pressure to sit down and describe every aspect of it. I'm still going to describe what I did each day, just in a more limited fashion with a … Continue reading Venice Week 2: Jewish Ghetto, Palaces, & Lido Beach Day

Venice Day 8- Verona, Castel Vecchio, & Visiting Juliet

June 11, 2017 Sunday Sunday was the day that we all decided to take a trip to Verona. In order to make the most out of our time there, since we decided on only a day trip, we booked one of the earliest trains there. So, I woke up at 6:30 am, got dressed and … Continue reading Venice Day 8- Verona, Castel Vecchio, & Visiting Juliet

Venice Day 7: Calm Mornings, Ciao, & Ca’ d’Oro

June 10, 2017 Saturday This was a day for sleeping in late and relaxing. I stayed in bed until probably 11:15 am when the cleaning woman knocked on my door and wanted to check that the room was empty. I opened the door while still in my pajamas and half asleep, and there was an … Continue reading Venice Day 7: Calm Mornings, Ciao, & Ca’ d’Oro