Expectation vs. Reality

Buon giorno.  I’ve been it Italy for about a month now, and some things have met my expectations and some things have been different than what I was expecting.  Two of my classes meet once a week for three hours. I’m not used to being in class for three hours straight, so I was nervous…

Bello Apartamento

Ciao! I am finally settled here in Florence and wanted to write about my living arrangements.  I am living in an apartment right along the river Arno. It is a beautiful apartment with three bedrooms.  The front door is wooden and it is so large and heavy that I have a key to automatically open…

Italy is Calling

Ciao!  My name is Abby Markey and I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, and I will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy.  I am from Colonia, New Jersey, which is in the central area of the state (yes, it’s a thing.) It is about a 40 minute drive to the beach and…