last week

25 November 2008 | Last Update 25 November 2008

My last week has and will continue to be bitter sweet for me. I am so excited to come home and snuggle with my puppy! I can't wait to hug my mom and cry in the airport! Its going to be really great to go on a hike with the papa bach on the hermitage. But its going to be just as sad not walking acros...


09 November 2008 | Last Update 25 November 2008

I am so glad I picked Florence!   I know it sounds bad, but just keep reading! I went to Rome this weekend and saturated myself with Baroque art.  For those of you who are not to falimiar with my taste in art.. I LOVE BAROQUE ART! SO it was amazing for me to be in the presence of Boromini,...

Sienna, San Gimingano, Venice!

27 October 2008 | Last Update 03 November 2008

Ciao Tutti! As usual my update is over due! So instead of one city you get three!  Last weekend I want to sienna and San Gimingano, down in the heart of chianti!  The two cities are very different but equally lovely! Sienna is a bit like a smaller Florence.  its chill and the streets ...

I live here... its no big deal

16 October 2008 | Last Update 20 October 2008

Every day I wake up and have to pinch myself! This update is long overdue!     A few weeks ago I went out to the Tuscan countryside with Rosalba as promised. We went to her husband's family's vinyard.  Its a smallish vinyard by Tuscan standards, but they still make their own wine...

everyday life

29 September 2008 | Last Update 29 September 2008

Hello all! It has been a while since I have posted anything, my apologies.  I have tried, but the internet always cuts out when I am getting ready to save something! I am settling in very nicely in italy! so much so, that it is a good thing my mom is holding my dog hostage! otherwise I might ne...

Museum hopping!

15 September 2008 | Last Update 29 September 2008

I am very proud of myself, during my first full week in florence i did not skip class once to go to a museum,... instead, i spent my first weekend in two of florences best art museums.  I have to say two of their best, because florence has so many fantastic museums!   I started off on Satu...


10 September 2008 | Last Update 10 September 2008

Hello all! Yes I finally made it to Florence! This city is going to be soo hard to leave! I have been walking around for three days and I have yet to find a building or even a street light that is not absolutely beautiful! My apartment is fantastic! Its newly referbished but still inside a 17th cent...

Pietrasanta & Cinque Terra!

31 August 2008 | Last Update 31 August 2008

Hello all! I have had quite an exciting past few days! Friday, after class, I went with a small group of students in my program to a small artist twon about 15 minutes away from where we are staying.  We were classic tourists riding along in " the little train" (a bus that looks like ...


25 August 2008 | Last Update 25 August 2008

I have realized i need to get used to actually being in Italy! my italian is getting passable, I love the diet, but I just cant wrap my head around the fact that I am so close to so many important classic works of art! Friday I went to Puccinis house.  It was a little underwhelming, but I found...

finally here!

20 August 2008 | Last Update 25 August 2008

The Mediteranian is BELLA! We have arrived in Veiareggo, about 15 minutes outside of Piza! Classes started today! I am already in Love with Italy! Our welcome dinner last night was 5 courses! I was so full I was not able to move when I made it back to my hotel room! Poor me, I had to sit on my balco...

General (36)

25 December 2008 | Last Update 03 December 2010

  • the leaning tower
  • A view of my church from the bell tower at the Duo
  • This water was six feet deep... yeah!
  • I love sailboats. Puccini's lake
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