Spending four months traveling across Europe is an immense opportunity to learn about new languages, places, and cultures. My favorite way of experiencing each new place, though? Through food. In all honesty, many of my travel meals consisted of Oreos and Bounty bars from Coop Market or sad sandwiches from airports and tavole calde. Luckily, however, I… Read More My Favorite Eats Across Europe
Or, Capitoline Museums and Capitoline Hill. The square and palazzi were redesigned by Michelangelo, and the museums inside are home to ancient Roman artifacts, sculptures dating back to Etruscan times, and a beautiful painting gallery. Around the back is a beautiful view over the Roman forum, and the Victor Emmanuel monument and the Teatro Marcello are just… Read More Musei Capitolini & Piazza del Campidoglio
One day spent trekking freely through a few thousand years of ruins. Beautifully preserved mosaics, public baths, apartments, and a large amphitheater make imagining life here in ancient times almost effortless.
Mansion-turned-gallery full of immaculate works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael, and the like. Each room is about as impressive as the pieces that inhabit it, surrounded by illusionistic ceilings and impressive details. Outside, sprawling gardens full of fountains, sculptures, segways, and dogs roaming freely create an oasis in a city of tourists and selfie-stick sellers. Tips… Read More Villa Borghese Gallery and Gardens: A Guide to Rome’s Version of Central Park
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” –Gustave Flaubert Last week I had the privilege of venturing out into the city 5 days out of the 7, and with each day, my knowledge and appreciation for Rome grew. This post is a long one, but I experienced… Read More Making Rome Home
Or in English, new perspectives – my first few days in Roma have been an emotional roller-coaster, to say the least. If anything, traveling to a new place is a sensory overload (sometimes good, other times not). I can’t say I didn’t think I’d have a lot of adjusting to do, but I was surprised… Read More Prospettive Nuove
January 11th. Well, I leave on January 10th, arrive on January 11th, lose a day because of the time change, etc. Irregardless, the departure date that begins my four-month escapade throughout the country of my ancestors is fast approaching – it’s just under two months away. As I sit here, avoiding the study guide for… Read More Benvenuti