Tag: Italy

Mediterranean Escape: Cinque Terre

For my first trip in Italy, my friends and I decided to go to Cinque Terre, a set of five coastal villages on the Italian Riviera. Its name means “Five Lands,” and it is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Instead of booking a pre-planned trip with a tour company like Bus2Alps or Smart Trips, we ...

A First Taste of Florence

As newly arrived residents of Florence, some friends and I decided to do a self-guided walking tour one of us had found in a travel guidebook. We wanted to get a sense of what the city was like and start to learn how to get around the popular spots without feeling so lost.   We ...

Packing for Study Abroad

Well, the time has come! It is exactly three days until I leave Drexel to study abroad in Florence, Italy at the Accademia Italiana (AI). Although I am incredibly excited about this experience, I am also insanely nervous and stressed out about it. If you’re reading this as someone who is also leaving for study ...

Florence on my Own

One of the biggest pieces of advice I was given before going abroad was to take a weekend to myself to explore my city and get to know my surroundings. Boy, was that the best advice I’d had. I have always been the type of person who loves to do things with other people. I ...

Andiamo a Italia Pt. II

While we were in Sicily, Maria had her birthday and we had a party for her. That night we listened to Italian music and watched as Maria and Arturo danced the night away. I have never witnessed such hospitality from a family that I had never met before. Even though there was a language barrier, ...

Andiamo a Italia

I have been looking forward to posting this most because of the incredible adventures and memories that each city brought to me. Italy is probably one of the most diverse countries I’ve ever been in. We learned in our Italian Style class that each city has different types of people, different cultures, foods, and historic ...

Wanderl(o)st

Even though we’ve been in Florence for a couple of months, we have never been to Piazza Pitti. Piazza Pitti is a huge palace that used to be the summer home of the Medici family, and just so happens to be across the street from our school. It is also home to many famous scenes, ...