For the month of May, I've been living in one of the must culturally rich places on Earth.

After a day of travel and a seemingly endless traffic jam from Rome to Florence, I finally made it to my apartment on Via del Inferno (The Street of Hell).

My roommate, Steven Gallo, on Via del Inferno.

Myself and about 100 other Gators from the University of Florida have taken over this historic city as our home base for an action-packed month of travel throughout Italy.

I will be teaching a Final Cut editing with one of my great friends Professor Norm Lewis. Lewis also teaches at the University of Florida as an editing and ethics professor.

So far, the trip has been absolutely amazing and the schedule has been relentless. So much, in fact, that I have not updated my blog in the first two weeks that I have been here.

Between shooting upwards of a thousand photographs a day, taking and teaching a class and enjoying the rich supply of red wine that Italy has to offer let's just say blogging has not been on the top of my list.

We have an amazing itinerary for the month, including weekend trips to Venice, Sorrento, Capri, Pompei, Mt. Vesuvius and Rome.

I will do my best to update the blog each day this week with photos and video from each of our adventures.


- Steve

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, commonly referred to as the Duomo, acts as the city center and landmark for Florence.