When I arrived at Villa I didn’t really know what to expect and still, I was blown away by how welcoming everyone was. I grew to love the people I met, which definitely contributed to my love of Villa and Italy as a whole. I got to learn things like sewing and a new language. I lived around breathtaking artworks and went on so many trips around Italy as well as personal trips with friends to neighboring countries. Even without going too far, I could grab a quick bus ticket to a nearby city and experience a whole new view of Italy and see how diverse it really is. Even the space between Villa and the main city center had so much to see.