Olivia Gulino, Contributing Writer
The beginning of a new semester ushers in a number of different emotions, but few are more prominent than that weary travel nostalgia affectionately known as “Rome-sickness.” Yet another Rome class will be staking their claim to Due Santi and offering the rest of us plenty of photographic evidence of their adventures. For the Irving-bound, whether you’re in a fond state of remembrance of your Rome days or living in hopeful anticipation of your semester or summer travel, here’s some music to take you around the world.
“Venice” – The Lighthouse and the Whaler: This track seems to be inviting you to fall in love with Venice all over again.
“Stranded” – The Walkmen: All travelers have their moments of getting wonderfully lost.
“Postcards from Italy” – Beirut: Delightful folk sound and a raw recording quality are reminiscent of the captivating performances of street performers.
“Cameras” – Matt & Kim: To remember all the times when even a camera could not capture the memorable moments.
“Germany to Germany” – Ratatat: Not exactly an Oktoberfest tune, but it works nonetheless.
“Three Coins in the Fountain” – Frank Sinatra: No list is complete without Frank, and this ode to the Fontana de Trevi is just right.
“Warm Heart of Africa” – The Very Best: An off-the-beaten-path track about a similarly unique place.
“Switzerland” – The Last Bison: Practically a love letter to Switzerland.
“England” – The National: Listening to this, you can almost feel the rain and see the hazy skies of England.
“Budapest” – George Ezra: Ezra’s versatile voice invites you on a jaunt through the streets of Budapest.
“Jerusalem” – Matisyahu: Matisyahu really needs no introduction and neither does this classic track.
“Let’s Go Home” – Best Coast: All journeys come to an end, and really “nowhere compares to home.”
You may not be able to scrapbook this kind of virtual-10-day trip, but it does the trick.