ok so my first week and a half in Rome is over and i love it!!
it is so pretty here and amazing. So far I have been to the vatican and the Coliseum twice. I also saw the pope speak twice and yesterday i climbed all 560 steps to the top of the vatican! It was an amazing view. i have pictures up of it now too.
I also finished my first week of classes. They weren't too bad but I am nervous that we only have a midterm, final, and paper in each class and that is about it! So I hope that they all go well. I love all of my classes but my all time favorite is my political science class: Italian Society. It is really interesting. A close runner up is history of the italian mafia. I get to go on field trips with my class and the first one we go on is to palazzo venezia. This is also where the tomb of the unknown soldier is. There is a museum inside on the unification of italy. I am so excited to go. we are going next monday.
other than that my classes are fine. i have class 4 hours a day 4 days a week. A very nice schedule and a good break from Quinnipiac classes! I have also gone shopping for my books within the first week, which led me to a store where i found nice brown leather boots! i love them! Pretty much every night rich has come over and we cook dinner together with my other roommates because Rich is not the best at cooking lol!
i made an italian bag. We had a sewing class and that was fun. it was on the outskirts of Rome's center though so it took an hour between walking and taking the bus! It was fun and i also took a cooking class where i learned how to make spaghetti carbonara and veal with prosciutto and a fruit tart! I have the recipes so i will be making it when i get back to the states!!!
I love going out and just walking around. The weather has gotten a lot better and it is not really raining anymore. we might get some rain this week, but not too bad.
Friday I leave for Paris! i can't wait to go! we have an early morning, our flight leaves at 10:00am! and i will be back late sunday night!
I'll be back next week and write about paris, as well as put up pictures from rich's camera, now that mine is broken!!!!! =( I am working on getting another one soon, so until then rich has been taking all the pictures that i want.
love and miss!