Well, I am finally in Italy! Yesterday and today have both been very long days. My journey started off yesterday at the DFW airport. From there, I had a relatively quick flight to Chicago. The short flight seemed even quick thanks to the book I was reading (The Girl on the Train. I’m not done yet but so far 10/10 would recommend). What was supposed to be a 2 hour layover in Chicago ended up turning into 6 hours as our flight to Rome was delayed for 4 hours… yay for traveling. Luckily, I had 2 seats to myself on the plane and was able to sleep most of the time. After the 9 hour flight, we were finally in Rome!! We are staying the night in the Garden Tulip (PSA it’s pink) a hotel in a town outside of Rome, and then tomorrow we leave for Pompeii.
Upon getting to the hotel at 2, we had a few minutes to check in and take our stuff to our rooms before our 2:30 orientation, followed by our first day of class. The past two days have been tiring, but it was well worth my first Italian meal. What better way to start off a trip in Italy than margarita pizza and a glass of red wine? I thought the basil in the middle looked like a heart, but I’m not sure if that’s the jet lag or lack of sleep talking. These next few days are jam packed with field trips as we explore Pompeii and ancient Rome, but I’m so excited to get started. Until next time!
Lo in Orvieto