Sunday, January 9, 2011


Today we decided to take the train 30 minutes north to a city called Bellinzona.  It is filled with massive castles and cobblestone roads.  We ate lunch at a pizzeria and had a funny waiter.  He was obviously annoyed that 20 "foreign" girls came in all at once not knowing how to read or order anything off the menu.  We decided to all get the Margherita Pizza (I wanted something a little more adventurous but when I asked the waiter what three toppings I didn't know were he informed me they were anchovies, tuna fish, and onions and I got scared).

After lunch we went to tour the castles.  "Today, its rich historical heritage, left from the Middle Ages, still lives on behind the austere charm of this Lombard town in the foothills of the Alps."  We climbed all the way to the top of two of the three big castles!  We walked through the town a little and visited a beautiful church.  It was the perfect way to end our first weekend.

Class starts tomorrow!  Heading to bed early to be ready to get up at 8.


1 comment:

  1. LOVE reading about your abroad adventures :) i read ashley's blog too!!

    stalk me!