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

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 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

Venice Day 4: La Salute, Splitting Up, and Sunny Skies

June 7, 2017 Wednesday I started the day with class, per usual, and we discussed Henry James's "The Grand Canal." After the academic part of the day ended at 12 pm, my whole class, including the professor, took the 12:50 vaporetto to the San Zaccaria stop to begin a sort of field trip. Now, the … Continue reading Venice Day 4: La Salute, Splitting Up, and Sunny Skies