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La mia vita bella!

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So, I just bought plane tickets and...

I'M GOING BACK TO ITALY!!!!

(That was me last summer, throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome to ensure I would return.)

My research group has been invited to study the gorgeous Neptune and Amphitrite mosaicin the Herculaneum. I don't think I need to explain why this is so ridiculously exciting, but let's just say it's the kind of opportunity I never even would have dreamed of, and now I really get to do it!

We're meeting up with the same incredibly prestigious German group with whom we worked in Volterra, which is both personally and professionally thrilling. I have been struggling with the preparatory work, but it's totally going to be worth it to do this research on site.

My group is also going to spend a few days exploring Pompeii, which has always been near the top of my "Desperately Want to Visit Before I Die" list (ironically, just after Venice).

AAAAANND from Pompeii, I'm going to spend a week in Venice!!!

Home of my heart, I am returning to you!

This is also a research trip, for my art history thesis, which I hope to be able to knock out of the park after a few days in a manuscript collection and staring at these paintings.

I still have ridiculous amounts of planning to do, as I will be spending 20 days and 19 nights in Italy (yikes!), but my God, this is going to be amazing!!!

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