One of the biggest tourist attractions of Rome is visiting the Vatican City and seeing Pope Francis. There are three main parts of the Vatican when discussing visiting the city. There is Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, and Pope Francis of course. I was lucky enough to visit the Vatican City multiple times and … More Dovè Papa Francesco? The Vatican!
The once center of the Roman Empire and now the center of tourist attractions in Rome, the Roman Forum is a must see when visiting. Personally, I visited the Roman Forum three times and I would have gladly gone again. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, the Roman Forum … More THE Roman Forum
While the idea of living in another country for a couple of months is very exciting, you are there to study. When I was leaving for Rome my parents kept repeating to me, “Don’t let your grades drop. You are there to study.” As I talked about in An Introduction to Studying Abroad…It Can Be … More Balancing Studies with Exploring
Traveling can be hard enough, but not knowing the language makes life much more difficult. Lucky for me, I knew Italian before I went to Italy, but even then I was still worried. Would I speak too slow? Would I construct my sentences wrong? I can’t even begin to imagine how my friends who had … More Speaking Italian to THE Italians
Picking a good restaurant to eat at is normally hard enough, but when you are living in a country that is known for its food, it is even harder. Luckily for me, the director of my program, Dr. Dawson, gave all of his students great advice on how to pick the perfect restaurant and avoid … More How to Pick the Perfect Restaurant
Before leaving for Rome, countless people advised me about the pickpocketing situation. As I mentioned in An Introduction to Studying Abroad…It Can Be Scary, pickpocketing is one of the biggest fears of students studying abroad in Rome, but you can prepare and be aware. I heard stories about phones being taken right out of people’s pockets … More The City of Pickpocketing?
While many will argue that German trains are the most punctual, after experiencing both German and Italian trains, I have to argue that Italian trains are far superior. If you’re spending a semester abroad in Rome you are more than likely going to be travelling around both Italy and Europe. One of your cheapest options … More Termini: The Gateway to all of Italy