5 Things to Know Before You Order Gelato

After living in Florence for four months, I consider myself to be something of a gelato expert (check out this post about my favorite gelaterias.) While it might seem easy enough to get gelato, there are some things you should know in advance. 1. Don't be tempted by the colorful mounds: seek silver tins Any... Continue Reading →

5 Best Gelaterias in Florence

First, we need to establish two facts. Number one, ice cream and gelato are not the same. Gelato is churned at a slower rate, making it much more dense and flavorful than ice cream. Number two, Florence has the best gelato; this is probably because gelato was invented in Florence in the 16th century by... Continue Reading →

One Day in Bruges

My self-imposed schedule meant one day each in three Belgium cities: Brussels, Bruges, and Ghent. A delay in Brussels meant that I didn't arrive in Bruges until the afternoon...throwing off my seemingly perfectly timed plan. In Bruges, I was quickly captivated by the feel of a smaller town. I was enchanted by the varied architecture and... Continue Reading →

Tasty Tuscany: A Four Course Meal

Explaining my study abroad situation can be a bit difficult; I'm studying abroad in Florence at Florence University of the Arts through my home university with Global Semesters. Whew. What a mouthful! Speaking of mouthfuls, our program coordinator (Olivia) from Global Semesters took our group out for a traditional four-course Tuscan meal this week.There are... Continue Reading →

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