Day one we explored the city as a group, including the Duomo and a very long climb to the top of the Bell Tower. The view was worth every single step we all climbed, as nerve-wracking as it was. I wish the pictures held the same accuracy that the actual view had. We also got to go inside of the Baptistry temple next door which was very overwhelming for me. I am Catholic and always wear my St. Michael pendant, and so seeing the gold mosaic panel of the archangels meant more to me than others. I think we all became familiar with the area very quickly and had lunch together at Eataly. Lots of new customs, and little things to get used to quickly. Afterward, I was able to visit a costume and fashion museum which was not only surprisingly neo, but also gave me some inspiration towards my senior studio project for next semester. We closed the night with a dinner together!