I just wrapped up my first week in Italy and so far it has been an amazing experience. My classes are both interesting and I am learning a lot about Italian culture, as well as my own major: architecture. Florence is a pretty great city and at first it was kind of hard to get around but after one week, I know where most of the important parts of the city are and I can move around with no problem. Last Wednesday I made the hike up to San Miniato, which is a church that overlooks all of Florence. It was an incredible experience and definitely one of the highlights of my trip so far. If the rest of this trip turns out to be anything like the first week, then I’m in for a pretty awesome summer.