Julie Bourne is a student at University of Denver and an ISA Featured Blogger. Julie is currently studying abroad in Rome on a Fall 1 program.
I never thought that the day would come but on Thursday, December 13th, I found myself facing the last day in Rome. I wondered what I could possibly do with my time on that final day, aside from necessary packing of bags. I ended up making the decision to brave the biting cold outside and give myself a walking tour of my absolute favorite parts of the city (so basically the whole thing). Winding down around the charming streets of Trastevere, up through the bustling city center, along the river to Vatican city, and up the hill to get back home, I got to spend some serene last moments appreciating the insane amount of beauty that Rome beholds. My favorite moment had to be later on in the day when I reunited with my roommates and we ended up being the first ones to see the Vatican City Christmas tree get lit up. It was a truly beautiful end to the best few months I’ve ever had in my life.
Armed with some snacks to go and my iPhone, I attempted to capture some of these moments with my shaky yet well-intentioned filming skills.
Rome Semester Abroad from Julie Bourne on Vimeo.
Brought tears to my eyes… Italy will miss u too!