Ashley writes: I still cannot believe that we're in Italy. I can honestly say that I feel as if I were back at home. For only being here for 3 days I already know some back alleys and secret passages to get to different locations. Being here with my best friends and second family, exploring another culture and learning more about the career which I am deeply passionate about leaves me speechless. The pictures we have taken so far don't even begin to describe the beauty of Ripa and the culture we are experiencing.