November has arrived am I now down to only 5 weeks left in wonderful Florence! After a lovely fall break, classes have started again and I am so happy to say that I am communicating with host family almost completely in Italian.
I spent five days of my fall break in Venice. During my vacation in Venice, I stayed in a hotel located of the Isola delle Rose (Island of Roses).The view of the Grand Canal of Venice from the rooftop was absolutely stunning.
During my stay, I learned that Venice is a city with a lot of interesting history. For example, while I was walking in the infamous Piazza San Marco, I decided to stop for coffee at the Café Florian. Café Florian opened in 1720, making it the oldest coffee bar in the world.
I was also amazed when I visited St. Marks Basilica. I learned that the basilica was built in 1073. The murals on the interior of the domes of the church were incredible.
After enjoying some relaxation time in Venice, I then returned to Florence and went to a local market in Campo di Marte with friends. Needless to say my fall break was very enjoyable. Hope my last few weeks in Florence continue to be filled with good times!