Reverse Culture Shock

I’ve been in America for a little over a week now, even though it feels like I’ve been back for about two months already, and I’ve noticed some things I never have before and am learning to appreciate things I took for granted without even realizing it. I am missing Italy so much it hurtsContinue reading “Reverse Culture Shock”

“Italy isn’t a Country. It’s an emotion.”

“Italy isn’t a country, it’s an emotion.” Only those who have been to Italy can truly understand and relate to these words. There are many people who have been here longer than my four-month semester, however, it doesn’t take long to realize that that statement holds very true. To pinpoint exactly what emotion Italy isContinue reading ““Italy isn’t a Country. It’s an emotion.””

The Last Supper

After our long day in Florence, the family and I grabbed a very late dinner where we ordered far too much food and stuffed ourselves- I had my new favorite dish that I recently discovered- cacio e pepe, which is pecorino cheese and pepper, it sounds simple but it is fabulous. We finally called itContinue reading “The Last Supper”

La Famiglia

After a wonderful stay in Sorrento, Positano and Capri the fam and I woke up to catch a train from the station in Naples to Rome, where they were staying until Sunday. We left two hours before our train and thought that would give us plenty of time to make it to the train station,Continue reading “La Famiglia”

Rainbows and Waterfalls in Tivoli

This past weekend I was supposed to go to Florence and take a day trip to Cinque Terre. However, the company that organized it canceled it last minute and my friends and I were, honestly, relieved. It was expensive and it was going to get even more expensive when we got there. Also, it wasContinue reading “Rainbows and Waterfalls in Tivoli”

Things I already miss from home and other ramblings about my first few weeks in Rome

I have officially been in Roma for a little over two weeks and am starting to finally get the hang of things. In these two short weeks I have learned a lot- 1) The 710 or 871 bus never comes but the 44, the 75 and just about every other bus I never need comesContinue reading “Things I already miss from home and other ramblings about my first few weeks in Rome”

Sono arrivata a Roma!

The irony of the situation about to be described is comical- at least that’s how I took it because if I didn’t laugh I was definitely going to cry. I love snow. For my entire winter break all I wished for was snow, snow and more snow. And we did get our fair share soContinue reading “Sono arrivata a Roma!”

Arrivederci America!

I’ve always kept a blog but now I guess it’s time to do the obligatory college student goes abroad to Rome for a semester and writes about the food she eats, the wine she drinks, the men she meets and the culture shock she endures when she realizes that no one in Europe wears UggsContinue reading “Arrivederci America!”