Highlights of the past week: a summary

This week has been absolutely crazy (in the best way possible). We’ve had a bunch of photo and art history classes, we traveled to Burano and Florence, watched the Lizzie Mcquire movie (per our trip to Rome), ate some great chinese food and spent a day at the beach. 

We’ll start with Burano. So Burano is probably my favorite place in the Venetian lagoon. Each house is legally obligated to paint its exterior a vibrant color, different from its neighbor. This creates a rainbow of houses lining each canal. It’s absolutely beautiful. We arrived via vap at 11ish, walked around for a bit, and then made our way over to the Gatto Nero, one of the most famous restaurants on the island. We ate some great spaghetti bolognese and then headed out for some more shooting and exploring. We took the vap back at around 3ish and spent the rest of the afternoon editing and napping. That night, Ramin and I were invited over to our professor Andrea’s apartment over by St. Mark’s for some homemade dinner. It was fabulous. She made us some much needed vegetables as well as killer tortellini and honey soaked strawberries. Oh we also did some yoga with her - fun fact, Ramin is possibly the most inflexible person I’ve ever met.

Florence totally deserves its own post, so I’ll get to that later.

The other night, the whole group went out to dinner to a chinese restaurant, called Chinese Restaurant (original right). I know it seems weird to be eating chinese food in Italy, but we’re all a little tired of the constant pizza and pasta. I got some rice and then fried gelato for dessert, it was pretty bomb.com. 

Friday morning, Megan and I headed back to the Lido for a relaxing day at the beach. We shopped around for a bit, stopping at OVS for some new harem pants. We were there for most of the day, and finally built up the courage to swim in the Adriatic. It was a bit cold….but really nice at the same time.

Last night, Courtney, Ramin and I made our way over to Alfredo’s, a to-go pasta place near St. Mark’s. They make homemade pasta and sauce and serve it in chinese to-go containers. We sat and ate it on a nearby bridge, as you’re supposed to eat it right away.