Scott and I arrived in Italy on the fifth of January. We did not immediately get into the hotel on post so we stayed at the Hotel Mary for the first week or so. This was actually helpful in integrating us into the Italian culture; since it was off of post we ate at authentic Italian restaurants and learned our first few Italian words from the receptionists. We were determined to defeat jet-lag by keeping ourselves busy (i.e. not taking five hour naps) during the day, so we took the ten minute bus trip to down town Vicenza with our friends Jesse and Naomi.
Scott and me in front of the small piazza (town square).
I would love to live here, right on the river. It's so serene.
Beautiful statue garden in the middle of the citta' del Palladio.
Click here to watch a video about why Vicenza is called the City of Palladio.
Posing with my friend Naomi.