Florenzia

Get ready, guys. I know it's been a while (I'm the worst) but I've been busy, needed more storage for photos, wanted to do this right, etc. Or, "yada yada yada" (lookin' at you, George Costanza). Anyway. Florence. My favorite city. And not just "so far in the trip" or "in Italy." Like, one of …

San Gimignano

When we left Rome, we were more than ready to leave. Little did we know that, during our lunch stop on way to the next city, Florence, we would find an unexpected gem of a place called San Gimignano. No one gave us any context before stopping here, and the bus area wasn't much to …

Rome

The first and only time that I have ever seen the Lizzie McGuire movie was during pre-departure classes. And yet, inevitably, this is what everyone else my age first thinks of when they think about going to Rome, Italy and making wishes in the Trevi Fountain. They all want to find that cute singer dude …

Venice

Venice is a place of dreams. This is true in a broad sense, of course; the place is completely surreal. Everything about it is hazy and magical, vivid and strange. It's a city built on water, a city sinking amidst its own paved alleyways and winding canals. But more specifically, it's a place of my …