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