Home from Rome

It’s hard to believe, but my three months in Rome are finally up. The last week of school went by so fast. It didn’t help that I spent it studying and taking exams (which were ten times harder than the exams at Rollins). On my last day I was frantically trying to pack my bags…

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One more week!

Last weekend was absolutely amazing! It was my class excursion for Bernini and we went to Carrara. We were a small group, Professor Pestilli and his wife, Professor Butos and his wife (who often tagged along on our Bernini tours), and then the three people that comprised our class. It was less like a class…

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Ninfa Gardens and Velletri

Last weekend, the directors at Trinity planned an outing for all the students on the program. The first stop on the itinerary was a tour of a botanical garden and then a barbecue on a farm. It sounded like an ideal vacation in the countryside. I was definitely on board but there was some uncertainty…

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Ancient Art Class Excursion

Last weekend was my class trip for Ancient Art with Professor Gadeyne. That week leading up to it I was dreading it because our itinerary consisted of seven cities in three days. Gadeyne assured us that this trip will be the equivalent of torture and by the end he would break our spirits. A valid…

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Buona Pasqua

For the longest time I had high expectations that my parents and sisters could come visit me during spring break and celebrate Easter together as a family. Unfortunately, as the semester carried on we realized that it was unlikely to happen and we were right. I was very upset because it was my first Easter…

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My much needed spring break

Spring break came a lot later than I expected. After a horrifying week of midterms there was still one more week between me and vacation. Break started the 18th of March and ended on the 28th. My little sister back in the States had her break the week before. Unfortunately that, among other things, made…

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Vicenza

On March 4th, I took a trip up to Vicenza to visit my relatives! The timing was perfect as I was just complaining about being homesick. My train took me from Rome to Padova and was about three hours long. Literally got on the train with three minutes to spare. The buses may not stick…

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A Piece of Rollins came to Rome

Hello, looks like I’m due for an update. Seems all of the walking from my Venice trip aggravated my foot a lot as it is now purple! I rest it occasionally but I don’t like to stay in one place for long so it hasn’t fully recovered. My classes are going great and the tours…

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A Weekend in Venice

On Friday, February 19th, the whole class at Trinity College planned an excursion to Venice! We left the convent at around 8:30 and took a private bus to the Termini in Rome. From there we boarded a train that’d take us straight to Venice. It was about a four hour trip and slightly agonizing. But…

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Things have taken a turn for the worse…

So I’ve been in Rome for about a month now and love it so much! You might never see me again. I’m making this place my permanent home. Despite all of the fun I’m having, for two weeks I’ve been trying to cope with an injury and I’ve reached my limit. In the past I…

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