After giving myself a week to regain my balance in London, I'm finally coming to terms with the fact that I had the pleasure of spending the last month or so in one of the most beautiful countries in the world; Italy. It is rich in culture and architecture, and has a language as velvety as it's cream pastries - which food aside, was the main reason for my trip. I packed up my self-employed mind set and took my part-time rent job (working for a fantastic education Social Enterprise called Push) away to Bologna where I had found a family to help out in return for living rent free.
It was a great way to immerse myself in all the things I loved and wanted to try and test. I attended a language course which has given me a solid foundation in Italian and I still practice everyday to expand my vocab and improve my confidence. I sampled amazing food and sat in coffee shops mumbling recit to myself, getting strange looks from all the locals. I traveled lots and this time made it to Rome and Verona as well as becoming very familiar with the beautiful rustic, cobbled streets of Bologna. I even made it in to observe some rehearsals at an opera whilst I was away... I am very grateful to Teatro Comunale Bologna and Emma Dante who invited me in to observe rehearsals for La Voix Humaine and Cavalleria Rusticana and offered me some insight to their process and how they like to work.
To see my visual tour through this trip check out my Instagram page here.
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