Hi from Italy! Our class is having a great time. In the
short three days that we have been here we have already seen so much. Our feet
our killing all of us from walking so much but at the same time it is fun to
walk almost everywhere and just look around. On our first day 1/14 we walked up
the Aventine hill to the head quarters of the knights of Malta and looked
through a key hole and saw the St. Peters dome. It was a really beautiful site
and I got an amazing picture of it. That night we had free time and just got to
wonder around about 5 or 6 of us got lost in the back streets which were really
interesting and fun. We found some amazing gelato and finally made our way back
to the hotel. On Sunday 1/15 we had our first tour with our tour guide. We saw
the Pantheon which was beautiful; we also saw the Arch of Constantine, took a
tour of the Colosseum, walked through the forum, saw the Palentine hill, saw
the Fontana di Trevi and then walked through a marked place and saw a lot of
neat outside shops and a lot of yummy food and. Today (1/16) we had another
tour with our tour guide. We went to the Vatican and St. Peter Basilica. Then
some of us walked around that area, ate more amazing food, bought some souvenirs
and found our way back to the hotel. I canít wait to continue our journey and
see all the other neat places we have planned. Either I or my class with try
and keep you update as much as possible.
Today is the day! Tomorrow Saturday January 14th I will finally be in BEAUTIFUL ITALY! I am so excited right now. Iím trying to get ready and make sure I donít forget anything before I meet my class to head to the airport. Wish us luck and keep looking for post from my class and me!
Hi everyone! My name is Tricia Wayland and I am currently a junior here are R-MC. My major is Communications with a minor in Education and English. When I graduate I hope to become an elementary school teacher.
Tomorrow January 13th I am leaving for Italy for two weeks! The class I am going with is a Classics/FLET class with Dr. McCaffrey. I chose to go to Italy because I have always wanted to travel there ever since I was in middle school. I am very excited an cannot wait to see the beautiful city and all the amazing places we will be visiting like the Colosseum, Victor Emanuel, different basilicas, and many more places. Some things my class has been doing to get ready for our trip is talk about the different architecture, some history of Rome, we have been reading different stories from a book called Travelersí Tales Italy and we have been practicing writing reflective journals. Each day I am in Italy I will have to write a reflective journal on some detail (the detail can be a person, painting, etc.) that caught my attention. In this journal I will have to talk about things like what I think the ďdetailĒ is trying to say, how it makes me feel, how does it relate to me, what does it say about my experience, what does it say about American life vs. Italian life.
My class is leaving R-MC at 10:30am tomorrow to head to Richmond International Airport; from there we fly to Dulles and from Dulles into Rome Italy. We will be arriving in Italy on Saturday April 14th around 8am and from there our journey will begin. My class will be blogging a little different instead of everyone trying to blog everyday each student will only blog one day. So I hope you all look for my classesí blogs to see what we have been up to and if I can blog more than once I will!