So its been the first week of studying abroad in Florence, Italy. It has also most likely been one of the best weeks of my entire life. First off, we moved into our apartment, which is right smack in the middle of Florence. I am within 5 minutes of the famous Duomo, one of the largest churches in all of Italy and the largest brick dome ever constructed. After exploring and looking around, I got to know my roommates. I have 5 other roommates, one from Florence who speaks Italian fluently and speaks English well enough to carry on a conversation. Every night, we have went to a different bar or club and had the time of our lives. However, other than that, I have been keeping busy and on February 2nd, we got to visit Pisa and I got to take that famous leaning tower of Pisa picture.
This week, we are starting classes and I only have classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. So me and 5 other friends took advantage of having off on Monday and went to visit Fiesole, which was beautiful. We had a great walk and got to see some amazing scenery, but the best of all was when we got to the very top of the mountain after an hour walk and got to see all of Florence within one view. We got to see the Duomo from there as well as the Florentina soccer stadium. But we plan on making a trip every Monday to a town close to Florence to see some more spectacular views. This weekend, we are leaving Thursday night to go to Interlaken, Switzerland. We are going to stay there until Sunday and have a pub crawl and some skiing planned for the trip. I can't wait to tell everyone about my experiences these next few weeks. CIAO!