Today, we're going to make that a bit easier as we take preseason All-American punter Bryan Anger, kicker Giorgio Tavecchio and former offensive lineman Todd Huber back to their trip to Italy last month.
As is no secret, Tavecchio is a native Italian from Milan who returns to his homeland whenever he has the opportunity to do so. Never before, however, had he taken a teammate with him back to Italy to provide a firsthand tour of his native country.
Anger, Huber and Tavecchio left for Italy on March 18 and spent a week touring Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. By all accounts they ate impressively and saw as many Italian landmarks as possible.
We sat down with Tavecchio to discuss the trip, but once the senior starts talking about Italy it's tough to keep up. So instead we have for you photos of their week-long stay in Europe. Check those out below.
Tavecchio's aunt and uncle hosted the three Cal students in when they arrived in Milan.
Tavecchio's grandfather avidly supports the Bears all the way from Italy, as is obvious in his shop.
Here Tavecchio is climbing the steps of St. Peter's Dome in Rome.
Huber (left) and Anger (right) joined Tavecchio at the Colusseum.
Family friends in Rome were thanked for their hospitality with Cal gear and a signed ball.
The three football players met up with three of Cal's soccer players: Danielle Brunache, Kaitlin Paletta and Emily Shibata (left to right).