As of right now I am in Bologna, one of the top food destinations in Italy. Bologna
is a lot less touristy than all the other places I visited. I am staying in a residential area of Bologna so I am getting a sense of what living in Bologna might be like. In Bologna we have been relaxing and catching up on some sleep so there isn’t to much to write about other than a couple museum and a baseball game. The baseball game was an Olympic qualifying game with South Africa and Spain facing of.


In the last two days a was in Florence. In Florence I visited l’acadamia del arte, it is home to the most famous statue in the world Michelangelo’s “David”. The statue depicts David from the bible. Many people argue if the statue depicts David before or after he defeated Goliath but I think it depicts him before because in the statue he is holding his sling and a rock but in many paintings of him after he killed Goliath he is holding the head of Goliath.

Vatican City

Yesterday I went to the Vatican City. I learnt that the Vatican City is actually a country. Inside the Vatican City I went to the saint peters basilica, it is the biggest church in the world. The saint peters basilica is home to Michael Angelo’s famous sculpture the Pieta, many of the later parts of the game basilica where designed by Michael Angelo.

Colloseum Trip

Today I visited the colloseum. I learnt that the colloseum could once  hold up to 75 thousand people. I also learnt that the main attractions there where animal fights, public executions and most of all gladiator fights. I learnt that gladiators where mostly slaves and prisoners of war trying to win there freedom. If a gladiator could survive 5 years of gladiator fights he would be set free (they fought about 2-3 fights a year).

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I am excited to learn about Italien culture specifically the cuisine and architecture. I do not know much about the country so when I come back from the trip, I hope to be somewhat competent in the history of the country and everything else.