Ponza Escape
The Island of Ponza as we left.

I have spent my whole life looking at pictures hung up on walls or pasted into photo albums of the Isola di Ponza, the small volcano-created island located about 20 miles off the coast between Rome and Naples. I have spent my whole life hearing stories of its beaches and how soothing its waters are. […]

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The Path Less Traveled in Roma
In the Garden of the Orange Trees

I wonder what it is about Rome that has me so mesmerized. Something inside me surges when I’m in Rome, and when I leave the Eternal City I am left feeling very barren. Today my cousin and I took a day trip to Rome. We woke up at 7, which was a bit difficult to […]

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Adventure Continues
Frozen yogurt with nutella syrup and strawberries

So I had another lovely weekend after my visit to Napoli. The only downtrodden thing was Italy losing their match against Costa Rica on Saturday. We’ll rebound against Uruguay tomorrow. After the match, we had dinner, and then I showered. We took in a trip into Sora to see them setting up l’infiorata, which is […]

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Caserta & Napoli
The third room of the library

Everyday has been spectacular here in Italy, and yesterday was another day of pure bliss added to that. We left in the morning to my cousins boyfriends house a few towns away and made our way south to the town of Caserta. I asked what we were doing here and the reply was La Reggia […]

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Uptick in Antics
Inside the Abbey

Ah, so here I am again skipping days with my posts! We shall begin the catch-up where I left off last time: the World Cup! We gathered for a big dinner around 10 p.m. on Saturday for the match between England v. Italy. We had pizza, cured meats, vegetables, and plenty of Moretti beer. When […]

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Italy and the World Cup.

I’ve been quiet the past few days because there’s not much to say when you are living a home-life. It’s just been wake-up, breakfast, study my Italian, eat lunch, aid with chores, eat dinner, shower and sleep. It’s much like it is at home for me. The interesting part of this experience is I’ve learned […]

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Shop Shop Shop!

In Isola del Liri there is an outdoor market every Tuesday, and I finally got the chance to check it out.  This week has been very hot in Italy, ranging from the low to middle 90’s, so while my cousin and I rolled into town via SmartCar with the top down and windows open we were […]

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Sperlonga
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Yesterday was beach day and what a more than perfect day it was. We left after ten in the morning for the little over an hour drive to the beach city of Sperlonga. Sperlonga is located about halfway between Rome and Naples, so it is not drowning in tourists and resorts. But it does have […]

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Wrap up of Week 2
Some hooligans lighting firecrackers next to the church

My, my, another week bites the dust. Time is such a silly thing, the days feel slow for me here, which is something I thought I’d never experience again. The day was spent helping with the chores as usual.  I also binge-watched a television series on my laptop. Sometimes you still need to stay connected […]

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