Athena Study Abroad students share their experiences with amazing blogs.
These are some pictures of the Fiume Ario river. I may get better ones earlier in the day, but this was fun. :D
Some artwork near the Fuime Ario
I blame my excitement for the few hours of sleep I received the night before I left the U.S, but it was totally worth it! I met my future roommate for Italy/ my good friend from high school at the Detroit Airport. Our checked bags were both over by seven pounds but after re-configuring a little (aka having to wear our winter jackets) we were on our way. We had a layover in Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris where just the sight of a macaroon trolley made me smile.
Nearing the Aeroporto di Firenze, we could see the red tiled rooftops of Florence, we were so excited to land, but as we approached the landing strip the plane was soon jolted back up into the sky. The pilot announced that due to strong tailwinds we were not able to land. We violently circled around the area to try and land for a second time but no luck. Again we were aggressively pulled back up and by that point there were a good number of passengers getting sick on the plane. The pilot then announced that we would be landing in Bologna, Italy instead. From there, we took a bus back to the Aeroporto di Firenze and after two cab rides we had checked in at school and arrived at our apartment.