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The delights of Florence

My travels took me to Florence not just once but twice during my recent trip to Italy.  For me, its draw was the magical fairy-tale feel projected across this masterpiece of a city. 715 more words



Two months at an Italian language school in 2010, with a few more recent photographs taken during my year abroad. 32 more words


Spring Break Part 5: Florence/Tuscany

My absolute favorite part of the trip had to be the two days we spent in Florence. Tuesday morning we boarded the train in Rome, and a little more than an hour later we arrived in Florence to continue our Italy adventure. 821 more words


Milano: More than just a Pepperidge Farm cookie

I went to visit some friends in Milan last week, and let me tell ya, it was fab.

I had no idea what to expect in Milan, other than to see friends from uni, and to eat my weight in gelato. 355 more words

We made it!

My first time in Europe, I can’t believe I am here! Editing this blog on an iPad is a little tricky, but I’m figuring it out. 260 more words


Un Minuto con...

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com

Monviso, in the Province of Cuneo in Piemonte, is the highest mountain (12,602 ft.) of the Cottian Alps and very close to the French border. 112 more words


Florence and the Machine

The train ride from La Spezia was steadily making it’s way south. As it turned out the toilets on board were essentially a hole in the carriage, not quite what we would we were expecting in this part of the world. 906 more words