It’s week three here in Florence! At the moment, I have completed Ceramics for beginners. Overall, I would highly recommend this class to anyone trying to refine their artistic abilities and gain a deeper insight into Italian history and architecture. Last week, my abnormal psychology class took a trip to Museo Galileo. So far, this has been my favorite museum, as it contains many scientific artifacts explaining how technology has evolved over the years!
Within the past two weeks, I have visited Capri Island, Positano, Pompeii, Venice, and Rome. I did a guided tour of Pompeii, where I learned about the city’s architecture and culture before it was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius, which I also climbed! The hike was steep, but worth it once you reach the end, where you get a stunning view of the crater on one side and a panoramic view of Pompeii on the other.
Although we planned our entire day at Venice, we did a lot of improvisation as things did not go as planned. For this reason, we had to be flexible when it came to finding alternative routes around the city and in between islands. At the end of the day, we missed our train back to Florence, so we had to buy separate tickets to get back at a much later time during the night. The biggest lesson learned was to be adaptable and to welcome any new adventure, even if it was not the one planned.
Yesterday, I explored all of Rome! I visited the colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Vatican Museums! For anyone interested in visiting Rome, I recommend spending at least a weekend to explore this large city’s beautiful sights. At the end of the day, however, I got to see my favorite band, Muse, perform at the Olympic Stadium! This was an amazing experience.