I have officially been in Italy for a few days now and it’s been unreal! I wasn’t really sure what to expect because I knew I would be visiting many of the small, rural towns first, but I absolutely love it so far! The town I have currently been staying in is called Aosta and it’s nestled in the alps of northern Italy. The very first day I actually took a trip with my class to see Monte Bianco, one of the tallest peaks in Italy. Upon arriving we came across the cutest little village tucked in between the mountains. It was there where I realized that I have a slight obsession with doors… I couldn’t stop taking photos of them!
As I continued to follow my two professors and other classmates along the stone pathways, I began to panic a bit more because I did not want to go to the top of the mountain. First of all, I am super afraid of heights as it is. I freak out when I’m on a 12 ft ladder, but put me on top of a giant mountain, and my panic level will go from zero to a thousand! Second of all, the only way up was by this little glass ball suspended on wires. It reminded me of the enclosures at the London Eye. I just kept thinking to myself what would happen if the wire just snapped. Once we reached the top though, the views were fantastic! I was so glad I found the courage to make it up there! Not to mention the wine we had for lunch at the lodge was to die for (like all wine here in Italy is).
The next few days in Aosta consisted of several walking tours and hikes. I got a chance to see the downtown city center, which was awesome, as well as several of the historical monuments of Aosta. I thought the amphitheater was one of the coolest things I’d ever seen! It reminded me a lot of the Colosseum in Rome which I will be seeing within the next few weeks 🙂
I’ve met so many wonderful people here, and I can’t wait to get to the next city to make even more memories!