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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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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