A short story about when I took a trip to Italy
Florence was next on the trip. Florence is known for its leather works, such as jackets, belts, wallets, purses, and so on. Florence was the home for so many amazing people in history, an example of just one person is Leonardo Da Vinci. Florence was the heart of the renaissance in the mid fourteenth century. The renaissance is something I have learned a lot about and have come to respect what it is. It was the rebirth of ancient Roman and Greek art and culture. It was really the first time that the paintings came to life. With the realistic 3-D style the painting really portrayed the characteristics of the human body very well. Sculptures were also very much improved from before, with life like muscle definition and size. As a person who enjoys art, I found Florence perfect for viewing and learning more about art. That night after spending the day in Florence some of us went and saw the leaning tower of Pisa. The leaning tower of Pisa was an engineering mishap that turned out to be one of Italy’s most known landmarks. The Next day we went back to Florence to spend another day there before we moved on to Assisi.
Assisi is an old medieval town sitting atop a hill. Assisi was one of my favorite places on the trip. I don’t know if it was the mixture of greenery mixed in with all of the stone, the landscape that spanned as far as the eye could see in every direction, or the giant Castle at the very top of the hill, but whatever it was it got me. We only had about three hours there so I made the best of them. Walking up the huge hill was a little bit of a challenge, but the excitement of seeing what was around each corner kept me going. Some of us went into the Castle at the top, for a small fee of course. It was massive inside. You could have walked around for hours in it, but I had to settle for about thirty-minutes because the bus was going to leave for Rome.
Rome was incredible as I have always heard. I first saw it at night, which was the most awe-inspiring sight I have seen. There was the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, The Spanish Steps, and the Vatican. My favorite part of Rome was going into the Colosseum and seeing what it looks like from the inside. The next city we went to made me seriously reconsider my career path, yes that city was Pompeii. It got me very interested in archaeology. I am still thinking about becoming an archaeologist. There are so many things I could do with my life, and I don’t know what I want to do yet. Pompeii is this skeleton of a city completely covered by volcanic ash. We went to Sorrento next. We stayed in a hotel right next to the Mediterranean Sea. You could see it right from your room. The water was warm and inviting, it was really fun going in it. I love anything that has water around it, like oceans, lakes, rivers, ect. So I really enjoyed our next stop, Just a short boat ride to the island of Capri. This was where all the celebrities and royalty have houses. There’s no question why, the view spectacular all around the island. There are so many things that make this place so great, like the rocky cliff sides, palm trees, gardens, luxury hotels, and shops, just to name a few things. It is all surrounded by bright blue ocean.
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