We started our day with a delicious breakfast, and then walked down to the main plaza. There, we met our tour guide, Analisa. We started our walking tour; our first stop was the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Saint Mary of the flower). The building was so amazing and beautiful. It has a huge... Read More
Today we did a lot of traveling. We woke up, had breakfast and then hopped on a bus to Florence. It took us awhile to get out of the busy city of Rome, but once we left the scenery was beautiful. We drove for about three hours, taking a break for snacks on the way, before we stopped in Siena.
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The Culture Vulture descended onto the SMS campus sometime between 1988 and 1991. CV, as he is affectionately known, is a mascot that was conceived by Ms. Huneck to promote understanding and appreciation of fine arts, which includes dance, drama, music, and visual art. The CV mandate is to... Read More
Today was a busy day, we had to wake up really early to go to the Vatican; we didn't want to wait in line for too long. We took the subway there, which made us all feel like real Italians. It was raining, windy and cold, so most of us had to buy the worst umbrellas ever from random Italians selling... Read More
Today we had to wake up really early which was horrible because of our jet lag. We walked to the Spanish Steps, and since there was a marathon, the roads were closed to vehicles. The steps were occupied by a huge brass band and clumps of tourists. We climbed the steps and walked to Pincio Terrace... Read More