This past week we accomplished a lot, we had mid-term exams and still managed to go on some pretty cool adventures. Wednesday morning we were up and out of our room as usual, but this time we didn’t have class, instead we went to see the Pope. Every Wednesday morning the Pope comes out and does a few readings, we normally can’t make it, so it was nice to not have class and go to the Vatican early Wednesday morning.
Friday we had a field trip to Pompeii for our art history class; I am convinced that there is a permanent rain cloud over this country…it rained for all but probably 15-min over the ruins for the 5-hours we were there. Despite the rain the Pompeii ruins were so amazing. I remember learning in 6th grade about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, but to actually be there was pretty incredible.
Saturday we had to be at termini by 6:40 am to head with Bus2Alps to Venice for Carnival. The 7.5-hour bus ride got us there around 2:30pm and we had all day until 10pm. The nightlife in Venice shuts down around then too so it was perfect timing especially because it poured all day and we were exhausted. The carnival festivities were not in full swing because of the rain, but we still bought our masks when we got to Saint Marcos Square. We hopped from shop to shop and then found ourselves at Rosso Pomodoro, which is where we ate lunch/dinner and hid from the rain. Venice itself is beautiful and I will definitely be making my way back on a nice sunshiny day to enjoy a gondola ride.
This weeks starts the craziness… Thursday my family of seven (well +3) arrive and we are headed to Sorrento for the weekend, before they explore Rome. Then next Friday I leave for spring break in Greece! And on top of all of that I am in the middle of apartment hunting here too…oh yeah I have decided to transfer to JCU and live in Rome for my last two years of college! This may be my last post for a while, but don’t worry the next one will be full of stories and adventures!!!
Thanks for reading, ciao!