So, this last week I took a trip with my study abroad group to Italy. I have always wanted to go to Italy my entire life and I got the chance to see the two cities I wanted to visit the most. It was so great. I ate tons of gelato and enjoyed the beauty of the country and all their great pasta (even though it was pretty expensive). I wish that I had taken better pictures but there are some good ones out there that other people took, so I guess I'll just have to get them later. Here's some of the best ones I took though. Oh my goodness, I can't wait to go back someday. I hope it's soon. On the train ride to Italy. We were in sleeper cars and there was about a foot above my head in the rock hard beds. It was really cold too and I kept waking up every time the train stopped at a station. It was the best ever though!!!
The dome at the Florence Cathedral. It's kinda in the background but it's the best picture I got of it.
The square at St. Mark's.
The square at St. Mark's. There were so many people there it was hard to get a good picture. And then there were all these political looking people with cameras walking around.
A seagull totally swooped down and started chewing on a pigeon. The pigeon was still alive for a while, while it was being eaten.
We saw it flapping around. It was really disturbing.
We went to the beach in Lido. It was so beautiful and warm. It was a perfect day.
There is only one thing that could have made it better.
I got gelato eight times while I was in Italy. There was this one gelateria in Venice that served really big scoops for pretty cheap.
And the guy who worked there was really cute.
We took a tour of the glass blowing factory in Murano and watched this guy make a horse out of glass in about 2 minutes.
Pretty impressive, if you ask me.
Venice is so beautiful.
We got 24 hour passes for the public transportation in Venice and guess what. The busses were BOATS!! Ok, I know it's not that cool but I was really jazzed about it. Is the public transportation in your hometown boats? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Here's a video of us riding through the canals of Venice on the Water Busses.