French Riviera, Baby!

This weekend I went to the French Riviera with 10 fabulous students! It was a small group, but it was really fun. Friday morning, we headed for Cannes – famous for the Cannes Film Festival and its beautiful strip of beach. Unfortunately, the ONLY time it rained over the weekend was the four hours we […]

Relaxing At The Rapolano Terme Hot Springs

[slideshow] Sometimes it is nice to get out of Florence for a little bit, even if it’s just for a few hours.  That is why, Georgette, Anna and I took a little trip to the Rapolano Terme hot springs located near Siena.  It was awesome and definitely exceeded all of my expectations! The location was […]

The Amalfi Coast: Capri, Positano, Pompeii & Vesuvius

Yet another fabulous weekend in the Amalfi Coast!  We had a great group, great weather and all around good times.  Check out what we did… Capri: Boat Tours, Blue Grottos & Beaches We set off first thing on Friday morning to Capri.  I’m pretty sure everyone took advantage of the opportunity to take a little […]

Welcome Florence Summer Study Abroad Students! by Gianna Shepherd

Welcome Florence summer study abroad students! Are you ready for the best summer of your life?!  Most of you are here for a short six weeks or less and do not want to spend a second of it wasting your time or money. Have no fear, I’ll help point you in the right direction starting […]

The Amalfi Coast Easter Weekend Slideshow by Gianna Shepherd

Thanks to everyone that joined the FlorenceForFun crew in the Amalfi Coast for Easter Weekend!  We had a great time exploring the Blue Grotto, sipping on some limoncello, catching rays on the black sand beach in Positano, discovering life in 79AD in Pompeii and hiking up Mt. Veusuvius…now THAT is a great weekend!! [slideshow]

Munich: The Conclusion by Gianna Shepherd

Sadly, all good things must come to an end…including our trip to Munich.  But, I’d say we went out in style by hitting up the Hofbrauhaus with some of our students for a nice auf wiedersehen (goodbye) pint and grub.  Some of our German pals that we met the night before joined us as well.  […]

Munich: Day 2 by Gianna Shepherd

My second day in Munich is what sealed the deal for me.  This is when I knew it was true love. For starters, unlike Italy, there are actual normal breakfasts in Germany.  Bread rolls with cream cheese and honey, fruit and coffee – what a great way to kick off your day.  It’s the little […]

Munich: Day 1, Part II by Gianna Shepherd

[slideshow] After Dachau, we cheered ourselves up with some Starbucks in the Munich train station.  We couldn’t help ourselves!  We needed some coffee to prepare for the Springfest happenings. I really do not know how to describe Springfest other than the happiest place on Earth.  Just imagine loads of happy people with all the food […]

Munich: Day 1, Part I by Gianna Shepherd

We arrived at our hotel in Munich at approximately 4am.  Needless to say, I was groggy and tired and wondering what to expect of the weekend. I have been to Munich once before in 2008 and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it from Anna in the FlorenceForFun office…but still, I had no idea […]