Category: Italy

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Packing for Florence

I do not know how, but somehow it is already the weekend before finals week at Accademia! This is technically the last week of school but all my teachers are having us turn in our projects/ take our tests this coming week. In order to prepare ourselves for the week we have coming us most ...

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Holidays Abroad

This week was Thanksgiving weekend and since we could not spend it with our families we had a little Italian friendsgiving. The thing is I feel like all of us were a little bummed about not being able to be home for Thanksgiving. It is not necessarily homesickness, it is more that during the holiday ...

Travel Tips

This weekend I took a weekend trip to Paris with two of my friends. This was my first time traveling out of Italy since being here and the experience taught me a lot about traveling while abroad. So here are a few tips and tricks I learned:  Read everything you are agreeing to a few ...

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Reminder: Florence is Fun

Since being in Florence, my friends and I would pass different places and just say that we had to go there. So this weekend, we decided it was time to start checking things off our list. Since it is midterm time and we have been busy with school work, we decided to go to dinner ...

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Rainy Weekend in Florence

This weekend was Halloween and we were all really excited what to see what a Florence Halloween would be like. It turns out that Italians do not really care for Halloween festivities and we had to make our own. Which pretty much included all my friends hanging out in one of our houses watching Halloween ...

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Gelato Guide

When I told my friends back at Drexel that I was going to be studying abroad in Italy, they all just kept telling me how much I was going to love the gelato here. Back home I crave ice cream for pretty much every occasion and meal, so coming to Italy is kind of a ...

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When in Rome!

This weekend was my opportunity to fulfill all my Lizzie McGuire dreams. Our school had scheduled a weekend trip to Rome where we left from Florence at 6:30 am Saturday morning and returned by 7:30 pm on Sunday night. Though in the last two days I have not slept and have walked more than my ...

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Free Museums!

The first Sunday of every month starting from October to March is free museum day in Florence. We have all been patiently waiting for the opportunity to finally see some of the things that Florence is famous for. Because it was free museum day, the lines were a little longer and I was expecting that. ...

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Italian Life

Having gone around Florence for the past month, I have noticed a lot about the culture and the people here. Before leaving I barely knew any Italian and though I knew that most people here spoke English I was worried to not be able to communicate with people properly. But because Florence is a place ...

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Venice? Why Not!

After a full week of classes, my roommates and I decided that we needed to adventure out of Florence to Venice. Having been in classes for a week I have a general idea of how my classes will be at Accademia. My schedule allows a lot of exploring on both Monday, Thursday, and Friday so ...