Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands and located in the providence of Holland, Amsterdam is only a two-hour flight from Florence. With more than five million visitors annually, be sure not to miss out on this amazing city that has a variety to see, do, and eat! As a study abroad student, it is no secret […]

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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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“So Much Roma, So Little Time-a”

“You are living the Lizzie McGuire dream!” followed by singing This is What Dreams Are Made of was all I heard when I told people I’d be studying abroad in Italy. While Florence is a short train ride from Rome, Italy’s capital is a must see during your semester abroad. Being mistaken for a pop […]

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A Weekend in Paris

Everyone dreams of spending a weekend in Paris at some point in their lives. However, there is an endless array of places to see and things to do in only a few short days. Here are the can’t miss spots in the City of Light! The Louvre The Louvre is the world’s largest museum and […]

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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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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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Cross Croatia Off Your Bucket List

“You have to go to Croatia” was the response I received as soon as I told people I would be studying abroad in Florence. Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, has over one thousand islands located along its coastline in the Adriatic Sea. Its spotty look has given it the nickname of ‘Dalmatian Islands.’ Fun […]

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