June 14, 2016

The last week has been an absolute whirlwind of information and travel.  I will warn you that this blog may be a little longer as I will give a brief review of my trips to Cinque Terre, Rome and Siena while trying to reflect on any observations or realizations that may have come to me along the way.

So Cinque Terre, if you ever have the opportunity to visit this wonderful section of the coastline, pretend you are t...

June 5, 2016


Yesterday morning was interesting in that I started off waiting at the wrong church for our morning history lesson.  It turns out there are 5 churches within 3 blocks of where I am staying.  Once at Basilica San Lorenzo, a very modest building from the outside, we headed into the museum in its basement.  Although dark, there were many fascinating things to be found including the grave of Donatello, the family tre...

June 3, 2016

So my first night in Florence turned out to be quite informative.  One, although convenient, the market square may not be the place to stay if you need peace and quiet to sleep.  It seemed like the room was going to blow off this city on a Wednesday night until about 2:30 in the morning.  I am worried what the weekends will be like.  It does turn out that today was a holiday and so people may have went out to take...

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