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1. Finestrella. I first saw a picture of this beautiful peak-a-boo window that opened up to a colorful canal on Pinterest. Initially, I assumed it was taken in Venice, but when I scrolled through the comments, I realized it was actually in Bologna! So obviously, when I started planning my trip to the city, this spot was the first on my list! The colors of the canal are so stunning and look incredible when contrasted against the blood red orange color of the window itself. Definitely a must-see for any photographer. Learn more about how to find it in my post How to Find Bologna's Hidden Canals. 2. The city’s archways at sunset. A lot of the buildings in Bologna are very grand and have beautiful archways. At sunset, the light cuts through the pillars and creates these dramatic shadows that are fantastic to photograph. There are so many of these around the city that I really can’t recommend one walkway in particular. Just stroll around as it gets nearer to sunset and see which place most entices you! 3. The top of the Asinelli Tower. The Asinelli Tower is the taller of the two towers that make up Le Due Torri, located in the center of the city. It’s a long way up to the top (498 steps to be exact!) but the views from up above are superb. You really get a sense of the size of the city, as well as all of its colors! My favorite shot was one I took looking straight down at Garisenda, the smaller tower. Fun fact: though it doesn't get nearly as much attention for its tilt, Garisenda actually leans much more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa! 4. Bologna’s street art. Bologna is one of the hippest cities in Italy.
1. Finestrella. I first saw a picture of this beautiful peak-a-boo window that opened up to a colorful canal on
This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform, and encourage anyone who has yet to study abroad. Want to share your story? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #studyabroadstories. Kate McCulley is the publisher of Adventurous Kate, the first solo female travel blog. Her mission is to show women how to travel the world safely while having a lot of fun. After several nomadic years, she now lives in New York City. Read more about her study abroad experience in her post, Ten Years Since Florence: A Retrospective on Study Abroad. Name: Kate McCulley Country/place of origin: USA Where you studied abroad: Florence, Italy When you studied abroad: Fall 2004 College/university that you studied abroad with: Fairfield University Describe your study abroad experience in 3 words: Hedonistic, illuminating, cultural. Why did you decide to study abroad? Why did you go where you went? I was totally set on studying in Paris, but I decided to apply to be an RA instead to save money on room and board (RAs work a full year and thus do not study abroad). When I was rejected as an RA, a huge shock to me, I decided in a split second to apply for Florence instead because it was a direct program at my university and there was still time to apply for the fall semester. I applied, got recommendations and everything and was accepted less than 24 hours later! The direct programs at my university at the time were to Florence, Galway, or Brisbane. There was no question that Florence was head and shoulders above
This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have