So, I have to eat my words. Dad already said "I told you so", so no more of that is necessary. The party was actuslly fun! Valentina and her boyfriend Glauco came and picked me up at home, and then we drove around to Amedeo's other niece Michaela's house and picked her up. Then we went out for dinner at this pizza place, and I can honestly say that I have absolutely no idea how they eat so much over here. I thought I was a big eater, but they made me have this weird antipasti plate which had a huge blob of buffalo mozzarella, two pieces of deep fried bread stuff (weird) AND tomatoes, and then they expected me to eat a whole pizza! I was basically ready to stop eating after the starter, but they said I had to have a minimum of half the pizza before I stopped. Then Glauco, who had eaten his antipasti and his pizza, ate the rest of mine too!
Then we went off to what they call a discoteca, which is basically just a nightclub. Turns out that the 18th birthday party was actually a 20th, so the people who were there were all a bit older which was nice. Basically, when we got in (after paying €4 just to check in our coats..!) we gave the birthday bot €15 and he went off and got this really cool sort of house special, which was a big ice bucket with a bottle of gin and a bottle of something else alcoholic and not very nice, and two big bottles of soda so that you can mix your own drinks. Actually, the best bit was that there were lit sparklers in the bucket as it came out so everything was sparkly. So that was nice, but the club was so different to the ones at home! They had this mad MC guy who blatantly spoke very minimal english because every so often he would yell something like "It's!". And the music was odd - there was a bit of Backstreet Boys, ABBA, Katy Perry, Gaga... Oh! And they had like, a modernised version of the opera song Con Te Partiro, which almost killed me I was laughing so hard. The nice thing about the club was that it was so loud that we couldn't hear anthing whatsoever, so the language barrier didn't matter in the slightest!
I'm about to start planning an early trip down to Rome, maybe even for a week (!) so that I can see all the stuff I want to see and don't have to worry about missing out while I'm on my tour. Very very very exciting and awesome. Plus, Meredith just turned E! on and really it's my only opportunity to watch TV in english.