After a very challenging day at school, we took a tour of Augustus' Mausoleum and Ara Pacis which is in the area of Piazza del Poplo! So far, this Piazza has been one of my favorite areas. The shopping is DIVINE!! So divine that I blew about 100 euros all in about an hour time span, (sorry Mom!) After my brief and successful shopping spree, it was time to attend the wine tasting seminar at school. I learned how to become a wine connoisseur, and can't wait to woo all my Cincy friends with my wine expertise. We also were fed some amazing Italian food, and bonded over something that is so important to the Italian culture. Afterwards, we hit up a local pub in which we met people from all over the world! Words can't describe the incredible cultural experience that I am encountering, and I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to engage in an international experience. Other than blowing a fuse in my room, struggling to learn the language, and having a waitress spill champagne all over me at a restaurant, Roma has, so far, been an adventure that I will never forget!
Blog Post by Emma Jones