& The Countdown Begins…

Venice, Italy

Non ci posso credere! I cannot believe it! In 22 days I will be flying across the ocean to Italy.

Honestly I am very nervous about this trip because it is my first time going to Europe. I will be in Italy for three weeks with 2 professors and sixteen students of my university. We have been meeting every Wednesday at seven p.m, as a class, to ask questions, listen to lectures about the places we will be visiting and to go over some Italian customs, words, etc.

I am actually a bit worry about the language and not being able to understand it. However, the Italian language and Spanish language have some similarities so I feel like I might understand what they are saying. I am currently learning some Italian in class but it is just common phrases like “Buon Giorno!” and “Non Capisco” meaning “Good Morning” and “I don’t understand”. We are also learning about the Italian lifestyle and the history of the architecture in Italy such as The Colosseum, the Pantheon, Leaning Tower of Pisa, etc.

Another thing I am worried about is the style of clothing. I still have not decided what to take to Italy because of the rules they have in order to enter the Vatican and other museums. We were told that we cannot show our shoulders and our knees when entering the Vatican or the churches because it is disrespectful. I know for sure I will have to go shopping before leaving to Italy and get some comfortable and appropriate clothing. I wonder if the “Fashion Police” does really point you out if you are not wearing appropriate clothing or are not in style.

Even though I am somewhat nervous, I am actually beyond excited to leave already and explore Italy. I want to actually live the life of an Italian, their lifestyle, look at the art and architecture, and even try out new food. I am ready to hike  Mt.Grappa, go water rafting, wine tasting, and even learn how to cook an Italian meal. I am not sure what else to do there or what else to see. I am hoping that my friends or whoever has been to Italy to recommend me places or food to try out while I am there.

And as I said before, Non ci posso credere! I cant wait to be in Italy!! 🙂