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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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Assisi’s 5 Greatest Assets

Located in the providence of Perugia, Assisi is a quaint town with vast amounts of religious and historical importance.  Approximately two hours from Florence, be sure to visit Assisi and all it has to offer. 1. The Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi The construction of The Basilica of St. Francis d’Assisi began in 1228 following […]

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Venice Carnevale

Venice Carnevale is the period before the start of Lent, ending on what Americans know as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Different versions of Carnevale take place all over the world. The festival in Italy is popular for its celebrations and elaborate masks. Celebrate Carnevale in Italy with masquerade balls, parades, fireworks, and entertainment. One […]

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European Bucket List

Pack your bags and get ready to cross off your european bucket list! 1. Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London 2. Leave a message on the John Lennon Wall in Prague 3. Infamous Pink Palace Toga Party in Corfu, Greece 4. Climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris 5. Drink a Guinness at […]

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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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