Best of Tuscany

So, this was my first time out in the countryside of Italy, it was very gorgeous! The first town we stopped in, Montepulciano was a cute little town, and we made our journey up to the top to taste some of the best wines in Italy! My parents came to visit me for the week, […]

EuroChocolate? Yes please!!!

I’m not going to lie.  I am not the biggest chocolate fan in the world, although I do enjoy a nice Cadbury egg every now and then.  But I jumped at the chance to go to Eurochocolate, Europe’s largest festival dedicated to chocolate.  Thousands of people embark for Perugia, Italy each year to participate in […]

Goodbye Meredith!!!

Today, Meredith, one of the FlorenceForFun staff members, left to move back to the good ole USA.  I only moved out here a month ago, and upon meeting her, I knew that we would become great friends, and fast.  The beauty of living abroad, whether studying or not, is that you spend a lot of […]

My First Oktoberfest!!!

This past weekend, I packed my lederhosen, cleaned my drunk goggles off, and hopped on a bus to Munich, Germany for the biggest beer festival in the world, Oktoberfest.  I had been to Munich before, for Springfest, a miniature Oktoberfest in April, but nothing compares to the sheer enormity of the real thing.  Arriving on […]

Tuesday Nights at Red Garter by Ashley Langlois

Tuesday has arrived again. If you were in the states tonight you might be a) posted up in front of the television watching Glee, b) cheering on the Yankees in game 4 of the series or, c) celebrating Alicia Silverstone’s 35th birthday. For those of you missing the American luxuries listed above (hopefully just two […]

Getting Ready for Oktoberfest 2011

We’re starting to gear up for Oktoberfest 2011 here in Florence and we want to share our excitement with all the future FlorenceForFun travelers, so we have put together a great overview of the festival to ensure that everyone is as pumped up as we are! Oktoberfest began as a royal merriment to honor the […]

Saturday in Chianti

A nice escape from the busy crowds of Florence, our trip to Chianti showed us the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Due to the early morning, those who weren’t enjoying the scenery from the bus had a nice nap before arriving in a quaint town in Chianti. Grabbing our cappuccinos and croissants in a local […]

Bucket List: Things to do Before the Semester Ends by Annie Bettis

Ride a vespa through the hills of Tuscany: This is on the very top of my bucket list of things I must do this spring in Italy. After over one year of being in Florence I have never driven a Vespa myself and, although I’ve been in the Tuscany hills many times, I’ve never toured them […]

My Favorite Place in Prague by Annie Bettis

Prague is a city full of history, fun and fabulous beer. Don’t be fooled by the cheap price tag that comes with your Pilsner, there’s much more lurking in the alleyways of this Central European city than just a good time. Just after World War II Prague fell to communist hands and the first installation […]