Category: Italy

Vegan Gelato in Rome

When I was still back in the United States thinking about my trip to Italy, one of the things that saddened me most was the fact that I thought that the whole time that I was going to be here, I was going to have to watch everyone eating gelato without me. I was prepared ...

Annoyances of Life in Italy

Most times when I share stories about my time abroad with family and friends, I only share the parts that I enjoyed. While life here in Italy is amazing overall, there are a few things that I’ve had a hard time adjusting to and I wanted to write about them just so future study abroad ...

Roaming Around Rome

This weekend my friends and I decided to stay in Rome and do some things around here. On Friday, we went to see the new Dune movie that recently came out in theaters. It hasn’t come out in the US yet so it almost feels like we had early access. The movie theater was pretty ...

Frascati Wine Tour

This past Friday I had the opportunity to go on a wine tour and tasting that was organized by my marketing for travel and tourism professor. We took a bus out of Rome and drove an hour south to Frescati where we toured Cantina Imperatori. This is a privately owned vineyard and olive orchard that ...

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Visit to Vatican City

This Friday, we went to the Vatican Museums. Our tickets were scheduled for 1pm so we had some time in the morning before we had to be there. We all ended up sleeping in a bit after a busy week at school (I had 3 tests on Thursday). I quickly ate a yogurt shortly before ...

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The “Study” in Study Abroad

Something I haven’t written about since coming here is my classes and what it is like to actually study in another country. I am attending an American university where classes are taught in English and most of the students are from the US so my experiences learning here probably differ much less than other study ...

Sunset in Sorrento

I went on a trip run by the American University of Rome to Southern Italy this weekend. We went to Naples, Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. They coordinated our accommodations which also included breakfast and dinner at the hotel we stayed along with an open itinerary of where we were going to be when. Visiting four ...

Do’s & Don’t’s of Study Abroad

After being here for over a month, I believe I have learned a lot from my experiences that I want to share with others so I decided to do a do’s and don’ts list of studying abroad. Don’t Stay Inside Your Comfort Zone Just the act of traveling to a foreign country to live there ...

Weekend in Genova

This weekend some of my roommates and I took a trip to Genova in Northwest Italy. We spent 3 jam packed days there so I’ll only go through a few key highlights from my trip. We arrived in Genoa at 6am and everything was still closed and the sun hadn’t risen yet. After a delicious ...

There Are Fruit Trees Everywhere!!

I spent the lockdown summer of 2020 working on a 55 acre farm as a farm hand. During that time, I fell in love with being surrounded by beautiful, vibrant and fruitful produce plants 24/7. When I thought about moving to Rome, I was ready to put aside my love for natural foliage and adjust ...