For the 3rd week of September, me and two other girls that I had met through IES Abroad went on a 6 day Italy trip. We were staying in Venice for 2 days and the remainging 4 days Florence. During the last day at Florence, we made a quick stop to Pisa as well. (It was only an hour away AND less than 20$!) Because we traveled to Italy during the Summer, we survived the nights with the mosquitos. In the pictures below, you will see our battle scars. *It was a nightmare.
Venice was beautiful. It was as if I was on a different galaxy and time had stopped. The roads were very narrow and you crossed a bridge every 2 minutes. *It was so beautiful.
Florence was very different from Venice, but still stunning in its own way. To be honest, the 40 mosquito bites I had did interfere with my experience in Florence but now I have an awesome story to tell. We got to see the famous David Statue by Michelangelo and went up a hill and few stairs to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. *I recommend. Just walking around the city is the best way to immerse yourself into the city in my opinion. Unlike Paris or Pisa, you don’t have a specific monument you have to go see in Florence. Just the city itself is attractive enough!
Gusta Pizza (Heart-shaped pizza)
*GO GET IT. Not only really good pizza but inexpensive and quick.
Liberia Brac (Healthier Choice)
*It is very filling. The place is gorgeous and the food is very healthy!
ZaZa Restaurant (Pretty Fancy)
*The service here is amazing. The pasta and steak are most famous. The water is free!
*you will cross a bridge everytime!
*Going up the hill to see the city's view
*our battlescars were REAL. (S/O to Mai for being the leg model)
*Gusta Pizza (You need to ask for a heart shaped pizza)
*Passeggiata sulle mura di Pisa
*Leaning tower of pisa
*Inside of Liberia Brac
*The food comes in very large portions!
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<p>Hi, my name is Jenny Koo and I am a junior studying Cello Performance at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. I am here in Vienna, Austria studying music for the Fall term of 2016. I am here to share my experience here along with my passion for media/taking pictures to hopefully help others out there.</p>