Buon Viaggio!!!!

Gabrielle Lubin
June 17, 2013

Dear readers,


My glorious summer in Siena is right around the corner! As I finish my packing with only two days left, I can’t help but think of all the wonderful things I am about to experience in Italy! The top five things that I am excited for are:

1. The delicious food: pizza, pasta, gelato, prosciutto, tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar….the list could go on forever

2. The Palio on July 2nd

3. Warm and relaxing nights sitting with friends

4. The old, beautiful architecture all throughout the city

5. The vibrant culture that is infused into every single aspect of day-to-day life

Although I have spent some time in Italy, these next 7 weeks will hopefully allow me to understand Italian culture like I never have before. My goal is to become more Italian in my speech, diet, and mannerisms and to take those qualities back to the United States. Throughout my time in Siena, I plan on documenting my day-to-day life through pictures of what I eat and showing them to you here. Prepare to see lots of pictures of pizza, pasta, gelato, and prosciutto! Although I am lactose intolerant, I am not going to let that stop me from enjoying all that Italy has to offer! Look for my first post in a few days after I have settled in!




Where I’ll be for the next 7 weeks!

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Ciao!! I&rsquo;m a rising senior from Bowdoin College in Maine studying Psychology and Education. Even though I go to school in a small town, I&rsquo;m from the big city of Chicago, but I am ecstatic to explore yet another beautiful small town, Siena! Starting in high school and continuing onto college, I have blogged about the various delicious desserts that I have been lucky enough to enjoy. This has been my way of expressing my sweet tooth for all to see and try. It has also allowed me the privilege and opportunity to try things that I never would have otherwise, such as a wide range of cuisines in various &ldquo;local&rdquo; areas that I may never have ventured to. For me, trying a new dessert&mdash;or food in general&mdash;is not only about how it tastes but also who you are with, what the atmosphere is like, and how you feel about the food. I aim to convey these experiences to my readers through photographs and short descriptions. I am anxious and open to try all that Italy offers to add onto my delectable list!</span></p>

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