Monthly Archives: October 2016

Evening at Piazzale Michelangelo

It was about 3pm on a clear Friday when Alejandra and I set off from Il Battistero en route to Piazza Michelangelo. It was quite a walk, but incredibly scenic. The small alleyways with vine covered walls looked like something … Continue reading

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Dining With the Locals in Genova

On our first night in Genova, Alejandra and I went out to dinner to Cavour 21. A lovely little trattoria in Piazza Cavour which was recommended to us by Stefano, our Airbnb host. The place opened at 7, so we … Continue reading

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Book shopping in Genova

During fall break, my Northern Chronicles took me to Genova. The first day was a rainy one, so Alejandra and I found refuge in a store- lined alley in which we spent the rainy hours exploring. My favorite find was … Continue reading

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Aperitivo in front of Santa Maria del Fiore

It was 6pm on our first day in Firenze. We had gotten up very early and left the JFRC to catch our bus that would take us to Firenze. We had to walk a lot and by 6pm, standing next … Continue reading

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Firenze

The first stop in my Fall Break trip was Firenze. I arrived by bus early in the morning and then walked to my hostel which was in the heart of the city. It was a beautiful day, and Firenze greeted … Continue reading

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Bicerin and Friends in Torino

It was a really rainy and gray day in Torino. Alejandra and I, not wanting to waste our limited time in the great city, made our way to the famous Bar Pepino, which is an iconic restaurant located in the … Continue reading

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Comitato Balduina

This past Saturday, I went joined a group of about 20 JFRC students to help paint over some graffiti at a local park. This was organized by a local group called Comitato Balduina. Comitato Balduina is a group created by … Continue reading

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