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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Chianti Countryside

Known as the wine region of Tuscany, Chianti is the perfect getaway from busy Florence. Hike through the winding grape vineyards and end your excursion at a delicious wine tasting paired with classic Italian pasta. Location: Chianti, Italy  

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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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Laura Krause

Laura Krause Hometown: Brisbane, Australia College/Major: Fashion Design/Business Marketing Favorite Travel Destination: London Bucketlist Destination: Malta Number of Countries Visited: 16 Study Abroad Program: Fashion Institute of Technology What made you decide to work for FlorenceforFun? I love to travel and to meet new people. I had such a great study abroad experience I decided […]

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The Musée du Louvre

Originally built in 1190 as a fortress, and then turned into a Royal Palace in the 16th century, the Louvre did not officially open as a museum until the French Monarchy moved to the Palace of Versailles in 1793. When the Louvre museum was first opened to the public, it held only 573 paintings. Now, […]

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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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Discovering the East Side Gallery

Once the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery is now the longest open air gallery in the world. Running a total of 1.3 kilometers, the gallery holds both great beauty and an insight into history. The wall separating  East Berlin and West Germany was officially taken down on November 9th 1989, and immediately 118 artists […]

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Eli Neahous

Eli Neahous Hometown: Park City Illinois College/Major: Stetson University/Accounting Favorite Travel Destination: Croatia Bucketlist Destination: Galapagos Islands Number of Countries Visited: 11 What made you decide to work for FlorenceForFun? FlorenceForFun gives me the ability to meet amazing new people while also fulfilling my need to explore new places. Advice for Study Abroaders? The classes will […]

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Buckets of Fun in Monterosso

Monterosso, one of the 5 villages of “Cinque Terre” is filled with beautiful beaches, fresh fried seafood, pesto, and buckets of fruity drinks. Monterosso is the perfect day trip to discover the beauty of Cinque Terre. Location: Monterosso, Italy, Cinque Terre Photo Credits: Caitlin Brunnock

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Amber Penman

Amber Penman Hometown: East Tawas, Michigan College/Major: Central Michigan University – Communications Favorite Travel Destination: Germany & Ireland (I can’t pick just one!) Bucketlist Destination: South Africa to cage dive with great white sharks! Number of Countries Visited: 13 Study Abroad Program: Florence University of the Arts What made you decide to work for FlorenceforFun? […]

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