(CHIAVARI實習生 陳同學 東海大學工業設計四)
I was too lucky.
I might had said this hundred times in my previous journals , but now I still have to say this again. I was too lucky. My lucky journey has begun when I saw the poster on the way up to my apartment in DA DU mountain. Before I came to Italy , I only know few famous cities such as Rome , Milan , Venice Napoli and Florence. I had no idea where Perugia is , when my parents ask me about the city I can only told them roughly that it is in the east of Florence. I have no many thought of this trip to Italy when I was in Taiwan , all I thinking about is simply to work hard and get some experience for my future work and application of master degrees. What I not know was that I am going to gain much more then I could had imagine.
Italy is a marvelous country.
When I arrived in Italy it was in beautiful september. Italy has different look in four seasons. September in Italy is not as hot as july and august but still there were sunshine. First time I visit Perugia I was astonished by the beautiful medieval stone made city , it looks perfectly beige under the sunshine in afternoon. Standing in the Piazza just like inside the romantic movie. The coffee fragrance came out from the Bar on street are charming . In Italy , every bar provides perfect espresso. Look out from the train to Spoleto , there are fields of grape and olives , wave-like grass and the hall roll lying under blue sky. This land breeds delicious fruits which built the food
tradition of Italy. Olives and wine here are cheap and tasty. Every family have them on the table.
The culture here is awesome as well. The heritages here are mostly over hundred years , Some of the medieval town even got the place to tied up the horses. People can see all kinds of style architectures here , baroque , gothic and greek are here. And you may see the real pieces from famous artist such like Davinci and Caravaggio .Art is something inside the gene of Italy , the culture breed illustration , architecture , sculpture and fabulous fashion. It is a beautiful land and also a lucky land for me. I had met many decent people here. I met a smart Chinese girl in Florence , we talked for whole night and we had met each other again in Palermo. My sweet roommate from the US had hanged out around in the midnight of Florence , looking for the secret panetteria. The Norwegian friend who I met in Taormina told me how he loved his job about wind mill. And I met my best friend Giovanni in Perugia.
Giovanni is the best person I had know in this experience. Through him I saw high quality of personality and graceful that rarely to see in modern young people. He is a window for we Taiwanese people to know more about the real Italian culture , he taught us a lot of the habit of Italian. We often learn language , cooking and drinking in his room. Because of Giovanni , we had very happy and heart warmed times in Perugia. His family are all decent people as well. They made their daily life graceful just like noble. I was very thankful and touched by them. Always . The experience with his family is just like once in a blue moon to me. So nice and warm.
I really appreciate everything I had met in Italy. I was too lucky , this land is too beautiful. I will never forget how happy I was here. The experience of traveling and living in Italy helps me know that the world is big and beautiful. It’s not always delightful but never lost faith of your life.