Tag: Italy

Study Abroad: Florence Signs: Summed 2012

I had so much fun with the Italian street art both good, bad, ancient and new that I decided that this week to show off some of the street signs. Some are more antique and some are down right odd. Not sure why but I love odd signs, they make the normal amusing. I’m going

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Study Abroad: Street Art: Summer 2012

Florence is a city known for its art, from Michelangelo’s David to the works hanging in the Uffizi Gallery. But there is also a good bit of street art. Some of it is fantastic, some it not and some has a history. Some of this is legal and some is probably not – I’ll let you

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Study Abroad: Museo Galileo: Summer 2012

As I’ve said before in the this blog I have visited quite a few museums and really enjoyed most of them. When I was in Florence I was determined to visit as many places as I could, including museums. The Italian Renaissance was the rebirth not just of art but of science and Florence was

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Study Abroad: Monteriggioni: Summer 2012

I realize that it has been a while since I’ve posted about my study abroad trip but I felt that it was more important to post the most recent adventures first. To take you back I visited Italy during the summer of 2012. The class was in Florence but we started in Rome and took

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Italy: My Travel Moments

In the spirit of my travel moments contest going on this month and in the spirit of getting back into exploring my Italy study abroad trip stories again after a very long hiatus I thought that I would share a couple moments of mine from that trip. The first awe inspiring moment was actually on

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Foodie Friday: Italy Inspired Dinner

Italy Inspired

As you can probably tell from my Foodie Friday posts is that I love to cook. What really makes me happy though is seeing people enjoy my cooking. I realized recently that I had never really cooked for my grandparents. It was an easy decision then to decide that I wanted to cook for them.

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Study Abroad: Boboli Garden: Summer 2012

One of my favorite place that I visited while in Florence was the Boboli Gardens. If you visit Florence I defiantly suggest a visit. Bargello and Boboli were museums that we did not buy our tickets days in advance. The architecture surouding and in the garden its self is wonderful and unique. The Boboli Gardens

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Study Abroad: Siena: Summer 2012

During my study abroad trip ISA had scheduled a couple day trips for us students and the first one was to Siena. We were supposed to visit Verona but unfortunately there were some minor earthquakes in the area and so we went to Siena instead. I don’t feel that this was a bad switch at

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Study Abroad: Florence: Day 1: Summer 2012

Last week I didn’t give my first real impression of Florence. I honestly think I was overwhelmed when I first arrived. The city is beautiful and old. The walls and buildings hold memories of times  much older than America. The streets are mostly narrow and all are cobbled. My first full day in the city

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Study Abroad: Florence: Arrival: Summer 2012

Back to Italy we go. On the road from Rome to Florence in the Tuscany region. ISA bused us from Rome to Italy. I guess it was faster than the trains and they could control arrival and departure times. The drive through Italy was beautiful. Green and lush and just waiting to be explored. I

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