Summer in the City
Since I’ve last blogged, I’ve been to Italy and back! I got home 2 weeks ago from a May Term study abroad session in Florence, Italy. I’m still adjusting back to life here, but it was an amazing experience.
Everyday, we’d walk along the Arno River, right by Ponte Vecchio to class. The Tuscan sun was far from forgiving and the frequent, yet short rain showers were welcomed. We spent every minute on the go from Rome to Bologna and Cinqueterre to Torino. Each city had something unique to offer. It’s hard to choose a favorite place -- I’m partial to Florence because that’s where my apartment was but the charm of Cinqueterre (Italian for Five Lands) is hard to ignore. As the days went on, the sun got hotter and the streets were more and more packed with tourists.
The return home was bittersweet; I missed my family and friends but hated to say goodbye to Florence. This summer is pretty low-key so far. I work about 25 hours a week. I’m training for the Women Run the Cities 10-Mile and sun bathing at Lake Calhoun in Uptown. Summer in the city is a new experience for me but so far, it’s great. There is always something to do or something to see.