Rome

Off the Beaten Path: Street Food (Rome)

Off the Beaten Path: Street Food (Rome)   New York Times Best selling author, Ken Follett once said, “hard work should be rewarded with good food”! Truer words were never spoken. A year of tests, essays, and powerpoint presentations can be daunting. However, the excitement of beginning your travels with Abbey Road Programs, should ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

Rome and Florence

Our last full day in Rome was started with an early morning. We all rose and headed out for a long walk, and we discovered that our instructors had set up a scavenger hunt for us. Our teams roamed around Rome snapping photos of various things on the list. We had to get a picture with a priest! Later that night, the group headed up to visit the ...

by Student, Maya C. & Carlos C.

Buongiorno from Roma!

by Carlos C & Maya C. Buongiorno from Roma! Unfortunately this post is being written on our last day here in Rome. These last few days have been a blur, filled with ruins, museums, shopping, and, of course, gelato. Our first couple days here saw us visiting some of the most well known spots in and around Rome. We walked through the Pantheon ...

Three Days in Rome

by Keara S. & Elena D. Even though we could never get tired of living in Florence, our teachers surprised us with a three-day trip to Rome as a vacation from our daily routines in Florence. Rome is an amazing city, and it is completely different from Florence. Although it is one of the oldest cities in the world, Rome has a modern quality ...

Leaving Already?!

Having just arrived in Rome on Sunday, I'm ready to settle down for a couple of weeks here. Yet, after dinner, the staff reminded us to pack up all our stuff tomorrow. I really wish I could be staying here longer! It's been such an incredible, exciting, and adventurous month, which I'm exhausted from (so it will be nice to go home and relax), ...

A Few Days in Rome

Arriving in Rome felt completely different than Florence. There are buses and cars everywhere, and people definitely seem to be in a bigger rush. Rome also had a lot of historical buildings and sites to see. The group went to see the Vatican, which is my favorite place that we've been to so far. The amount of art around the building is ...

Mesmerized in Rome

Today was another exciting day; we were completely exhausted by the end, but felt like we had learned a lot and widened our knowledge of Rome's various delights. In the morning we walked to the Colosseum, and on the way we passed over the Roman Forum, which was very exciting; later we would go to see it in more depth. When we arrived at ...

Goodbye, Rome!

Unfortunately, last night was my last in Italy with this unbelievable group of people... Today we went to a beautiful museum that houses many of Bernini's sculptures, which are utterly breathtaking! The attention to detail that was paid by Bernini at the age of only 23 is just crazy! Each muscle was perfectly sculpted down to the vein, in ...

Roman Holiday (NOT starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck)

Well as you can probably tell from the title, I have both watched the referenced movie and safely arrived in Roma Sunday afternoon. As we got off the bus and began our short trek to the hotel, you could already tell the stark difference between how Florence and Rome conduct themselves. Florence is a lot smaller, and the pace of events seemed ...

An American Girl in Rome

Rubbing my eyes, awakening myself from the four-hour bus ride, I glance out the window of the bus and, to my surprise, I see what look like Roman ruins! But they aren't like Roman ruins... They are actual Roman ruins! We're in Roma! With a whopping temperature of 102 degrees, we settle into our rooms and let the heat pass before we go on our ...