I started off my day with another Italian class. Today Massimo went over the homework, then split us off into pairs to practice conjugating and then went over conjugating irregular verbs.
|"Rispect" a little poster made by kids studying English at the BI (too funny)|
After class, I shared my umbrella with Liz and we headed to the Palazzo Capponi for Dante class. I absoultely love Dante's Inferno. It is such an interesting read and has so much depth to it/ stuff to read into and discuss. I asked many questions to Alessandro and participated in the discussion (only 3 of us did so). Alessandro, though he kept forgetting my name, seemed impressed. I also went up to him after class to get clarification on a paragraph.
After class I went to lunch at a cafe down the street and ordered a "pomodoro, mozzarella e pesto" sandwich. I brought it back to the Palazzo library and ate with some of my classmates. I then did my Italian homework before the rest of the students headed to wine class. I then began reading Dante, Cantos II- V. Part way through my reading, Alessandro came in the room to talk to Laura (who was working in the library) and I got a chance to talk to him more. He told me my questions in class were very good (wait, does that make me the teachers pet?). I also asked him to clarify a part of the book/ confirm what I thought was going on actually was. And talked to him about an idea I had presented in class that was proved to be true in Canto II and he told me something that has allowed me to think more into the book.
I finished up my reading then headed into another room to look up a word that I needed to define from the book. Then I talked to Chiara and got some pictures for my Architecture and Art History classes uploaded onto a flash drive. I also got my Architecture "textbook", which is actually a compilation of photocopies from various books. So I began reading the assigned Architecture pages until Amanda was done with class and we headed home.