Thursday, August 28, 2014

Highlights from the First Week

we saw a lot of incredible places this week and ate a lot of great food. now that it is coming to an end we are all pretty eager to get to florence and move in. on the last day of rome, we toured the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum. after departing rome, we made it to caprarola where we toured the Palazzo Farnese and the gardens. we also went to a nearby farm to sample their homemade nutella and jam (they treat nutella like water here). the next day we toured several gardens including the monster gardens of Bomarzo, and the Tarrot Garden by Niki de Saint Saint Phalle. on sunday we saw some etruscan tombs on the coast and went to bolgheri in the afternoon for wine tasting and lunch. on sunday night we stayed in massime dei mari, a coastal vacation destination for italians. on monday we saw a the incredible floats of the Carnivale and the next day went into the mountains to tour the caves of carrara marble. tomorrow we will be off to florence! here are some highlights from the week
inside the Colosseum
you can see the Arch of Constantine just to the right
Arch of Constantine
Roman Forum
Palazzo Farnese
gardens of Palazzo Farnese
Monster Garden
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one of my favorites- the Tarrot Garden

at the vineyard!

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