Italian Riveria Part 1

IMG_1632{Hello Geona!}

Thursday morning we left for a weekend of sightseeing in the Italian Riveria! We met at our University at 8:15 in the morning and took a bus to the city of Genoa, which was about 2 hours away. We arrived at Genoa’s ancient port area where we were guided on a walking tour of the city. Fun Fact: did you know that Christopher Columbus was actually from Genoa and not from Spain?! Our history books and teachers have been wrong this whole time. Apparently these Genoan people have a document that Christopher Columbus signed saying he is Genoan.. Mind blown. Anyways, we toured a beautiful church and got the chance to take a ride up in a panoramic elevator with incredible 360-degree views of the city.

Afterwards, we stepped back onto the bus and drove to a town called Santa Margherita Ligure. I didn’t even know such beautiful places existed! Santa Margherita is a gorgeous little beach town filled with shops, private beaches, and colorful buildings. We took a walk around the downtown area and visited a lovely viewing area from the gardens of Villa Durazzo; which was located on top of a hill, over looking the entire town and port area. We checked into the hotel USAC set us up in and my roommates for the night, Lauren, Nicole and I headed to the beach almost immediately afterwards! We laid on the rocky beach, swam in the crystal clear water and soaked up the warm, Italian sun for the remainder of the day.

I can’t wait to show you guys what else I have been up to this past weekend! Arrivederci! 🙂

IMG_1616{San Lorenzo Cathedral}IMG_1644{Panoramic Elevator}IMG_1653{Santa Margherita Ligure}IMG_1650{Santa Margherita.. could you be any more gorgeous?}IMG_1662{Jesus throwing up the peace sign}IMG_1654{San Giacomo di Corte}IMG_1661{Loved that the whole church was filled with chandeliers!}IMG_1667{Gardens of Villa Durazzo}IMG_1673{View of the port and city}IMG_4121{ITALIA}IMG_1721{Me and my roommate Nicole!}IMG_4134{On a mission to find this wine!}

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