Wanderlust #8: Italy Week 5

This is the last post that documents my time in Italy. I will probably reminisce in the future because this was an unbelievable experience.


San Marino again! Like I said in last week’s post, this is San Marino, a country, the smallest! I got to go to San Marino again! I am humbled by the opportunity to see such an amazing place. And, hey! The ocean came out to play (see below).


The next beautiful place we went to was Santarchangelo. We toured here twice as well and the city had such amazing streets and I love that the stairs were long and wide. You can see some of the amazing and older houses below.

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Have you ever been to a grandma’s home? In other words, a restaurant that is run by a grandmother who makes all the food herself. She has family help from her daughter and daughter-in-law who served everyone. This was a technical crew lunch paid for by the owner of the program. The first dish was lasagna but my allergy to tomatoes made that a no-go. My friend and costume designer for the program I interned for, helped me by getting a dish with no tomatoes. Just some tagliatelle with parmesan. The next bit was a mix of salad, potato fries, chicken, and eggplant.

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No, no! My last day in Italy was spent in Rome where I flew out of. I had a hoot of an adventure to get to my hotel. I was at the airport and a couple of people said they were going to the same hotel as me. I joined them for the cab ride and we all had to pay about 6 euros, a good deal. The only problem is that I stood at the wrong hotel. Thankfully, the receptionist called me a cab and I had to pay 15 euros. I finally arrived at my hotel!

I stayed at the Best Western Riviera by the Atlantic Ocean. I checked in and, can I tell you, having AC and a remote to AC is the weirdest feeling ever since I was without AC for five weeks. I have never had a better nights sleep than I have had there. I don’t have pictures but I can explain the room to you. It was a nice full sized bed with a firm pillow, plenty of towels, a desk, closet, a small bathroom, and a nice television. I will say that if you are looking to stay there that you may feel that the room is small for two people. I had a single room so it was just perfect for me.

I collected sand and shells for a future DIY for myself once I settled all my stuff. I walked along the beach for a good bit and then ate a small dinner before just relaxing in the room.

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Italy has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. There have been a lot of firsts for me including, but not limited to: getting a passport, flying internationally,  living in a country that doesn’t speak English, working internationally, eating real Italian food, climbing a mountain, touring, and more.

I loved every moment because each experience taught me to keep working hard, keep my heart open, understand humans as they are and not what you want them to be, and to continue to live fearlessly.

If you have any questions about interntional travel or Italy, leave a comment down below!


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