Tag: Travel Writing

Study Abroad: Ponte Vecchio

Probably one of the more well known landmarks of Florence, Italy is the Ponte Vecchio that spans the river Arno. It is the oldest bridge in Florence although it was rebuilt in 1345 and has withstood many events from wars to floods. No days the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewelers shops – over priced

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Study Abroad: Piazzale Michelangelo: Summer 2012

Piazzale Michelangelo was probably one of my favorite places in Florence. There is something magical about seeing all of Florence laid out before you. With the tops of various cathedrals popping up over the city like old guards standing resolute in their watch. The Piazzale is a decent walk up and I was actually there

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Study Abroad: Accademia Gallery: Summer 2012

When you get the chance to visit Florence, Italy there are many, many museums and galleries housing priceless art. No matter what visit the Accademia Gallery. This is where Michelangelo’s David stands. I know there are other works in the museum but I very vaguely remember them. This is for a number of reasons. First

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Study Abroad: Loggia dei Lanzi: Summer 2012

Connected to Piazza della Signorina is Loggia dei Lanzi. It is a beautiful arched and covered gallery built in the 14th century. If I remember correctly many of the pieces are replicas but that does not mean that this still it took to recreate the statues was any less. The artwork in this gallery is

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Favorite Travel Moment Contest Winner

My apologies in the delay of announcing the contest winner. This month has gotten away from me. First off I want to thank everyone that participated. I had a wonderful time reading all of your stories and I want to thank you for sharing them with me and my readers. Second Runner Up: KAYLAANN AUTHOR

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Study Abroad: Florence Signs: Summer 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: 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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Favorite Travel Moment Contest

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Its a new year and we are going to start 2019 off right and that means its contest time!  I’ve been thinking about doing a contest for a while but I was never quite sure what to do. Well I have figured it out. I want hear your travel stories, or to be more precise

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