When in Rome

As a way to get myself started with this blog, I want to take some time to reflect on the incredible adventures I’ve already had in my life. One of my most memorable experiences, without a doubt, was the twelve days I spent in Italy my sophomore year of college, in… 2012? Wow.

I had never been to Europe before. In fact, I had hardly left the continental United States (aside from a few day trips to Canada and several vacations to the Caribbean). In any case, I was certainly a newcomer to the eastern hemisphere.

I will spare you all of the written details (aside from citing the fact that we walked about ten miles per day… definitely need to mention that) and instead provide a photographic journey of my time traveling across Rome, Florence, and Venice.

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The Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
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Views from Villa d’Este (Tivoli, Italy)
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Views from the Villa d’Este  (Tivoli, Italy)
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The Hundred Fountains (Villa d’Este)
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Detail of The Hundred Fountains (Villa d’Este)
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The Fountain of Neptune from across the pools (Villa d’Este)
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The Fountain of Neptune below the Fountain of the Organ (Villa d’Este)
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Hadrian’s Villa (Tivoli, Italy)
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Hadrian’s Villa (Tivoli, Italy)
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Circle Tevere Bridge over the Tiber River, St. Peter’s Basilica in the background (Rome, Italy)
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David by Michelangelo (1501-1504), Florence, Italy
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Via Margutta (Rome, Italy)
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Unknown buildings (Rome, Italy)
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Unknown buildings (Rome, Italy)
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Beautiful turquoise jewelry shop (Venice, Italy)