My favorite part of the experience was being the foreigner. I was shopping in a mall in Venice where nobody knew English. When I asked where the fitting room was, they looked at me like I was speaking parsel-tongue or something! I was totally amused!
Uncle Rex let me borrow his old camera and tried to teach me how to use it (student error). Anyhow, I took tons of pictures! Take a look at them and see just what I mean about how beautiful the sites and scenery are.