Katy Hale ’14 is participating in her second study abroad, this time to Florence, Italy, with Associate Professor of Art Christopher Ryan and several other Hiram College students. She will be blogging about everything from the delicious Italian cuisine to the planes, trains and automobiles that are needed to traverse the Italian countryside.
Arrivederci Hiram! Ciao Firenze!! (or rather, ciao airports). We are officially on the way to Italy! In fact, I am writing this post on the plane to Chicago, where we will have our first layover. Then we will be off to Franfurt, and finally we will arrive in Florence around 6:00AM EST.
Arriving and meeting my class at the ticket counter brings back memories of my first study abroad trip to Greece and Turkey. Although the trips are wildly different, I am equally excited for both trips abroad!
Some of the major differences between the two trips:
18+ hours later… We have arrived in Florence FINALLY!! After a nine hour flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, then a four hour layover and a short one hour flight to Florence, we can finally begin our amazing trip. We are so tired that no one whined about carrying our luggage to our rooms — up four flights of stairs. Our views are amazing and the rooms are nice and comfy.
We are all happy to have arrived and are ready to begin our Italian adventure in Florence! Ciao for now!