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Florence!

We started our two day trip in Florence by visiting the Opera del Duomo. We then went to the baptistery, and after that were able to climb through Brunelleschi’s dome, which we had just...

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Pisa!

This past Friday we all traveled to Pisa to see the cathedral, baptistery, and leaning tower. Most of us were able to climb up to the top of the tower and get some really good...

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Siena, Viareggio, + Milan

This past weekend we all took a day trip to see the cathedral in Siena. The above photo is all of us sitting on the steps of the cathedral, right before we were able...

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We made it.

We made it! It took some groups a bit longer than others, but we all eventually made it to Volterra one way or another. Group one (John, Maddie, Dakota, Aly, Sumer, + me) flew...

The beautiful Mediterranean.

A Day at the Beach

Recently a majority of us in the program went to Cecina on the Mediterranean to spend some time cooling off and heating up in the sun. After a short bus ride we made it...

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Pranzo!

Recently, we all spent an afternoon learning about and preparing food with Guilia and Marco. We were divided into shopping groups to go out and find ingredients in what Guilia calls “Italian shopping”, buying...

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Panem et Circenses

Rome is the kind of city where you can walk in any direction and find political centers, significant contemporary culture, and as much history as you could desire. We were lucky enough to spend...

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Encounters in Transit

This past Monday I found myself in Vicenza, waiting for a train, scared that I was on the wrong platform. With five days of travel and a lot less sleep than I preferred behind...