All posts by Natalia Ramos

The One with the Goodbye Letter

Ciao Roma, For the past month I’ve been able to listen about your history, adore your architecture and art, learn your language, understand your culture and people, and savor your delicious food. I definitely gain a few pounds while eating carbs and gelato everyday, but I’m sure the long walks under the infernal heat make ...

The One with the Landmarks

Ciao! A tint of oranges and yellows covers Rome, between dawn to dusk. The golden sun gives a vibrant touch to all its brick and marbles that overflow the cobblestone streets. But when the night hits, the city comes to live. All the landmarks, light up and it gives a magical feeling to it that ...

The One with the Sculptures

Ciao! The picturesque city of Rome filled with art in all its nooks and crannies and marvelous architecture sites rich in history can be considered the capital of art, since it is the home to most of the important art pieces and architectural sites from the masters and geniuses of art, such as Michelangelo, Bernini, ...

The One with the Free Weekend

Ciao! Italy is such a beautiful city and every region is like being in a completely different country. North, Central and South Italy have different cuisines (like I mentioned in my previous post), different Italian slang and even different culture. Studying abroad in Rome is not enough to explore all the beautiful nook & crannies ...

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The One With The Food

Ciao! Rome and Florence are both beautiful cities in Italy that are rich in history, art and culture. However, even though both cities are in the same country, they have major differences in their lifestyles, shopping habits, nightlife, activities, and most importantly, their cuisines. Either you spend a weekend or a month in each city; ...

The One Where We Go To Florence

Ciao! As part of the Summer in Rome program, we have a weekend in Florence. Remember when I said that Rome was a beautiful city? Well, Florence is twice as beautiful; it’s gorgeous. A weekend wasn’t enough in Florence, so it’s definitely on my list of places to come back. On Day One, we took ...

The One With The Hotel Classroom

Ciao! Everyone from the program is finally here! To start we had a nice Italian dinner at a local restaurant where we ate plates of ham and cheese, white pizza, pasta, and drank wine. I’m sure my mates would agree when I say: “The jet lag is real”. It has been a rough week trying ...

The One With The Pope’s Blessing

Ciao! After traveling for 24 hours (including buses, taxis, layovers, and flights) I finally made it to Rome, one day before the program started. As soon as I walked off the airport, I felt at home. It was one of the best feelings in the world. The Italian classes I took last term definitely paid ...