This is my submission for the summer 2015 Arizona in Italy study abroad video contest.
Hear what my fellow Wildcats and I had to say about our summers studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy:
See the best of my pictures taken while studying abroad in Orvieto and from my adventures elsewhere in Italy during my time in this beautiful country:
Come wander through the cobblestone-lined streets of Orvieto, Italy with me. Experience the kind people, the delicious food, and the sense of being home that I felt while studying abroad this summer in this beautiful, quaint hill town tucked away in the Umbrian countryside.
A man holds a child up to see something off in the distance at Feniglia Beach in the Tuscany, Italy on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The beach is a seven-kilometer wide strip of sandy dunes with crystal clear blue water. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A woman plays in the sand with a child at Feniglia Beach in Tuscany, Italy on Wednesday, June 15, 2015. It was a busy afternoon at the beach, with many people soaking up the sun and playing in the sand before the start of an oncoming rainstorm. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A child splashes in the water of a sculpture at the Tarot Garden on Wednesday, June 15, 2015 in Tuscany, Italy. The sculpture is a part of Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculpture garden that was inspired by a deck of tarot cards. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A carriage driver calms his horse in Florence, Italy on Friday, June 19, 2015. A three-hour, two-person carriage ride through the city costs 190 Euros. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A street performer embraces a woman on the streets in Florence, Italy on Friday, June 19, 2015. The man was performing near the Ponte Vecchio. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford).
A man happily plays a piano accordion outside of the Academia in Florence, Italy on Friday, June 19, 2015. The instrument has historical ties to Italy as Leonardo da Vinci created the instrument’s predecessor in the year 1500. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
Three teenagers snack on cones of gelato under some shade in Tivoli, Italy, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. It was a hot and humid day in the town with many people seeking refuge from the heat in the same manner. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
School children walk towards a church on the way to receive communion on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Tivoli, Italy. The church was located right next to the entrance of the Villa d'Este. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
Speedboats glide along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The canal was busy with maritime traffic that morning, as many gondolas, ferries and other boats were on their ways to their destinations. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
Passengers in a gondola drift past each other on Saturday, June 14, 2015 in the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The average cost of a gondola ride in the sinking city is 80 Euros for a 40-minute ride. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A mother holds her child on the ferryboat in Venice, Italy on Sunday, June 14, 2015. It was a particularly stormy morning, with pouring rain, thunder and lightening that was making the boat rock back and forth in the choppy water. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A man walks along a side street on a raining morning in Venice, Italy on Sunday, June 14, 2015. He asked passersby for spare change, but no one seemed to donate any money. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
The Duomo di Orvieto
The Duomo di Orvieto impressively sits in the middle of the Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. It is a 14th-century Roman Catholic cathedral with a gothic façade that features many large bas-relief paintings, mosaics and statues that depict stories from the Bible's Old and New Testament.
Orvieto Farmer's Market
The biweekly farmer's market in Orvieto, Italy is a place where locals and visitors alike congregate to buy fresh produce and foodstuffs. The market doubles as a community-gathering place where people chat with each other and catch up on their gossip.
Oh captain, my captain!
Tour guide Marcello poses on his boat on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Capri, Italy. Marcello works for a tour company that provides two-hour private boat tours around the island where visitors can see Capri, Anacapri and the Blue Grotto. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
Rome - Villa Borghese
A couple walks through the Borghese Gardens arm in arm in Rome, Italy on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The garden is a large, naturalistic English-style garden in the center of the city. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A woman sits outside the gates lining the Galleria Borghese in Rome, Italy on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The gallery houses many works of art, including original pieces by Caravaggio and Bernini. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A man talks on the phone while sitting on the ledge of a fountain in the Borghese Gardens in Rome, Italy on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The gardens are the third largest public park in Rome with 148 acres. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A man reads a newspaper while sitting on a park bench in Siena, Tuscany on the morning of Friday, June 5, 2015. He is reading a copy of La Nazione. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
An art student sits in the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Tuscany and sketches the buildings in the square on the afternoon of Friday, June 5, 2015. He was one of many other artists that were drawing in the square. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
A little girl fills up the cap of a water bottle at a public drinking fountain in the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Tuscany, on Friday, June 5, 2015. It was a hot afternoon, reaching 93 degrees Fahrenheit, and there was a long line to get water from the fountain. (Photograph by Julianne Stanford)
The Piazza del Duomo di Orvieto
The Piazza del Duomo di Orvieto is located in the Italian city of Orvieto within the province of Terni. The heart of the square is the Duomo di Orvieto, which dates back to the Late Middle Ages. It is "undoubtedly the town's most important and unrivalled wonder," according to the church's tourism website. The steps of the Duomo, along with the rest of the square, is the city's central gathering place with the many shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes lining the piazza.
See a few of the sights the area has to offer:
An Arizonan in Orvieto
Dreams really do come true... During the summer of 2015 I studied abroad in Italy where I got college credit to learn more about photojournalism. This blog is where I posted my assignments for Advanced Photojournalism 497b.
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