Monday, March 7, 2011

Update from abroad: Italy impressions from student Craig Coelho

Italy is everything that every person I spoke to prior to the trip said it would be! It has beautiful, historic charm with such a modern style of life. It is amazing that Europeans live among this everyday, what a treat that must be! Life here seems much more relaxed. Yesterday [Saturday], we went to Pisa and Lucca. It was amazing to experience the architecture and to sing at the Baptistry in Pisa. The acoustics were breathtaking and really gave a better representation and appreciation for the Baroque music we sang. The city of Lucca was a true representation of what Italian life is like on a Saturday afternoon. We experienced many shopping areas and squares filled with locals enjoying time with family and friends. Finally, we all shared an authentic Italian meal at a local farm in the countryside of Lucca. The pasta and wine could not have been any better! I look forward to the remainder of our trip and the experiences that lie ahead, after having a wonderful start!
-Craig Coelho

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