The Best Gelato I’ve Ever Had: San Gimignano

This weekend, on a day trip to Pisa, Sienna, and San Gimignano, I was lucky enough to consume the best gelato I have ever tasted (and after working in a gelato shop and living in Italy, I have tasted a lot of gelato!). After snapping a few photos with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, we drove through […]

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Postcards from Paradise

The Amalfi Coast is a photographer’s paradise. Oh who am I kidding, it is everyone’s nirvana! The coast envelopes you. With its small towns climbing up the cliffs the see-through blue waters crash against the rocky beaches below. Sun, surf and seafood make it the perfect vacation and the tan lines and postcard perfect pictures are the […]

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How To Drink Wine Like a Pro in Italy

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory Italy is full of breathtaking paradises; but, I would have to say my favorites are the Chianti vineyards. I can’t quite decide if it’s the peaceful scenery that makes them magical or if it’s the wine that is so generously poured. Secluded away from cities, things slow down even more than […]

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Milan Oohs and Awws

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory The Milan Expo is an $800 million extravaganza hosting around 130 pavilions meant to showcase the country’s technology advances and the steps it has taken to help solve the problem of sustainability and feeding the world. I was left awed and underwhelmed various times throughout the day. In quite a few […]

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Cinque Terre Raises Some Questions

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory Like drunken sailors making their way home, the colorful houses in the fishing villages of Cinque Terre lean on each other and cling to the cliffs. Overlooking the Italian Riviera, each of the village’s crooked cobblestone roads lead to the sparkling blue ocean. Throughout the entire town you can hear the Cinque Terre mixtape being […]

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Milan Expo Itinerary

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory More than 130 countries. 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area. 6 months. One common goal. All these things make up the Milan Expo 2015. The theme of the Milan 2015 Expo, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, encourages countries to showcase their best technology hoping to solve a prominent need: […]

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Pisa: A One Hit Wonder

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory The Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Europe’s most famous mistakes, because let’s be honest, if it was a normal tower nobody would drive all the way to see it. Like most mistakes, it is not even noticeable from a long way off. The 4 degree lean, caused by a weak […]

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Mangia

Tiramisu Literally meaning, “pick me up,” tiramisu is made with lady finger biscuits soaked in espresso, layered with a savory cream sauce and topped with cocoa. The two caffeinated ingredients, cocoa and espresso, are attributed with giving the dish its name. Italians have debated over the origin of this dessert for decades, but whatever the […]

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Top 10 Things You Must Do While In Italy

1. See a mass at St. Peter’s Basilica 2. Take a gondola ride through Venice 3. Witness the sunset over Florence from Piazzale Michaelangelo 4. Watch the Pope speak in Vatican City 5. Ride through the countryside on a Vespa 6. Be a gladiator at he Colosseum in Rome 7. See Romeo & Juliet performed […]

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