Recipe of the Week #10: Pesto Pizza

Originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, Pesto traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and Fiore Saldo (cheese made from sheep’s milk).The name is the contracted past participle of the Genoese word pestâ, which means to pound, to crush, in reference to the […]

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Photo of the Week

Prague To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to booking@florenceforfun.org with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each week we will choose a photo to post on the FlorenceForFun blog.

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Interlaken: 5 Things to do Under 15 Euro

As the #2 country in the world for extreme sports, Interlaken is an adrenaline junkie’s playground. Activities include skydiving from a helicopter, paragliding over Interlaken, and free falling 300 ft into a canyon attached to a swinging rope. Any one of these activities could make the weekend a highlight of your semester–but why stop there? […]

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Recipe of the Week #5: Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is as Italian as pasta. History tells us the hearty soup dates back to the expansion of the Latin tribes of Rome into what became the Roman Republic and later Roman Empire. At this time, diets were typically vegetarian. Depending on the season, the ingredients of minestrone can contain a huge variety of […]

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Amsterdam: History of the Red Light District

From sex shops to brothels, most rumors you have heard about the infamous Red Light District in Amsterdam (or Rossebuurt as the locals call it) are probably true. Women poised in red-fringed windows show off their bodies and offer more than just a peep-show in private parlor rooms to people passing by in the street.  Amsterdam is the […]

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Visiting Budapest and the Thermal Baths

When people think of ancient baths, most people immediately think of the Roman Baths. However, the Romans were not the only ones who discovered the soothing powers of steam rooms and hot springs. The thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary are amongst some of the greatest treasures the ancient cultures have given us. Hungary was significantly […]

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Spotlight: Interview with The Diner

By now, the Diner has become a beacon of delicious breakfast food for those days when Italian food just won’t cut it. With bagels, omelettes, pancakes, burgers, milkshakes and more, the Diner has become famous for its American dishes and original diner feel. We interviewed Valentino Pagliari, one of the owners of the Diner, to […]

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Photo of the Week: #19

Interlaken To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to booking@florenceforfun.org with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each week we will choose a photo to post on the FlorenceForFun blog.

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