Taste Pesto at Its Birthplace

For all you foodies studying abroad, this ones for you! Add “taste pesto at its birthplace” to your bucket list and you (and your stomach) will be very happy. Pesto is said to have originated in the Northern region of Italy, Liguria. Liguria hugs the Mediterranean Sea and is nested in the hills of the […]

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Toss a Coin in the Trevi Fountain

No study abroad bucket list, or trip to Rome, is complete without a visit to the Trevi Fountain. As the legend is told, if you throw one coin into the fountain you are ensured a return to Rome. Throw a second coin in the fountain to find love, and throw a third coin for marriage. […]

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Take a Dip into Budapest: The Széchenyi Baths

The only way to experience Budapest, the City of Baths, is to dive right in. Grab your swimsuit and get ready to mingle, with 3 huge outdoor pools, 15 indoor pools, and 10 sauna/steam rooms (all with varying temperatures) these baths are popular for a reason. The Széchenyi Baths are the largest baths of Europe and […]

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Adventures in Interlaken

If you’re an adrenaline junky than Interlaken HAS to be at the top of your bucket list. Literally translated as “between two lakes”, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and surrounded by the beautiful Swiss Alps, Interlaken is the perfect backdrop for all things adventure. To get your heart racing, here’s what Interlaken has to offer: […]

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Gondola Ride in Venice: What to Expect

If Venice is on your list of Italian cities to visit this semester, than a Venetian Gondola ride is sure to be the highlight of your trip. We all know the iconic image of the Italian man, in a black and white striped T, singing and rowing his way down the narrow Italian canals. Here […]

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most iconic monuments. Check out these 6 interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower that you may not have known. 1. The Eiffel Tower wasn’t meant for Paris. Paris, France is known for being the home of the Eiffel Tower. But, the Eiffel Tower’s original home wasn’t intended […]

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Meet the Sassy and Smart Ashley Buchanan

Today I am chatting with Ashley Buchanan from History in High Heels. I say chatting rather than interviewing since we have known each other for years and frequently hang out in Florence and travel Europe together. Ashley has successfully combined her three passions; history, fashion and travel, breaking traditional stereotypes of academics, showing the world […]

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Meet Clint Bertucci, Founder of Travr.Life

Today, I sat down for a chat with Clint Bertucci, a travel addict who recently started his own travel company for young adults, Travr. After working in finance for ten years, Clint ended up going back to school and studying abroad in Florence, Italy. During his time abroad, he discovered his passion for travel, and […]

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We will miss you Adam Salhaney

For a long time now we have been planning a new section on the blog that follows up on our ex staff members, where they are at and what they are doing post-FlorenceForFun. Unfortunately what has motivated me to put ‘pen to paper’ is the death of one of our FFF family. It is over […]

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"

Jump in at Interlaken, Switzerland!

With the cold weather creeping upon us, why not just jump into the winter season with a trip to Switzerland? Located about seven hours from Florence by bus, Interlaken is your quick weekend fix for chocolate, fondue, and a variety of outdoor adventures! The first thing you may notice is that Switzerland is a bit […]

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The Secret to Seeing Paris in 2 Days

As a study abroad student, you really don’t have too much time for traveling besides your 2-3 day weekends.  As a friend once told me, “Four months isn’t nearly long enough to see Europe.” And clearly, neither is a few 2-3 day weekends here and there.  I’m here to tell you that with lots of […]

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6 Places Off of The Beaten Path in Paris

The main attractions of Paris are flooded with tourists. If you need to get away from the crowds of the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre there are plenty of options to choose from. Luckily the city has some hidden spots that will get you away from the crowds and show you a different side of Paris. 1. […]

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Drinking in the Ruins

Take an old building, whether it’s an abandoned supermarket or apartment, add some mismatched furniture and serve drinks. That is the simple concept behind the ruin pubs of Budapest. History of the Neighborhood In the ruins of the Jewish neighborhood on the Pest side of Budapest, lies one of the best kept secrets of the city. The […]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know about Salzburg

In western Austria on the Salzach river lies Salzburg, a city that looks straight out of a fairytale. Known as the birthplace of Mozart and the backdrop for The Sound of Music, there are a few things that many don’t know about the Austrian city. 1. Salzburg means “salt fortress” With a rich mining area around […]

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7 Reasons to Visit Prague

Prague is a cultural destination unlike any other. An ancient city embracing modern updates, walking through the city will leave you wondering if you have stepped out of a fairy tale or into the future. From food to landmarks, these are a few reasons to visit the historical city. The John Lennon Wall While its namesake […]

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7 Love-ly Sights to See in Verona

The city at the center of William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, is full of romance and charm. Though Verona may not be the first place you think of to travel during your stay in Florence, you should definitely make a trip there! Verona offers beautiful attractions for all, not just Shakespeare fans or […]

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6 Places to Visit in Verona

When I visited Verona I had a great time! The weather was lovely, and there were so many things to do! I recommend buying a 24-hour Verona card for 18 euros, or a 48-hour card which includes admission into any sight in Verona! 1. Visit the Arena of Verona.  Both the interior and exterior remind […]

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The Six Spots You Must See in Siena & San Gimignano

Located in Tuscany, both Siena and San Gimignano make for a perfect day trip out of Florence! With medieval landscapes, each town offers a unique collection of shops, cuisine, and atmosphere. If you plan to visit both in one day, be sure to see: Siena Piazza del Campo Best known for the Palio di Siena, a […]

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Eurochocolate: Europe’s Largest Chocolate Festival

Originally posted on The Boho Traveller What is Eurochocolate? The most delicious festival in all of Europe was started in 1994 with the idea of imitating Oktoberfest- but this time with chocolate!  This amazing festival was started by Eugenia Guarducci.  Set in the rich village of Perugia, capital of Umbria, the town transforms into an […]

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