Anna McNiel

Hello all– My name is Anna, and I am from Melbourne, Australia. In my previous life, I worked as a marketing manager for Ericsson in Australia, but in 2001 I decided to take a year off from work and go to Italy to learn a foreign language. 10 years later, I am still living in […]

Stephanie McClendon

Stephanie McClendon Hometown: Peoria, Arizona College/Major: Arizona State University, Accounting Favorite Travel Destination: Baños, Ecuador.  It’s just a small town in the mountains. Lots of adventure sports just stuck in the middle of the Andes. Bucketlist Destination: Thailand Number of Countries Visited: 14 Study Abroad Program: I actually didn’t study abroad, but I’ve spent a lot of time traveling […]

Georgie Gunn

Georgie Gunn Hometown: Forbes, 2871, NSW, AUS College/Major: Media and Communications and Bachelor of Nutrition Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere along the coast of Italy Bucketlist Destination: Ireland Number of Countries Visited: 13 Study Abroad Program: Institute of Michelangelo What made you decide to work for FlorenceforFun? As a student, the FlorenceForFun crew seemed like a […]

Windy Day at the Duomo

Whether your studying in Florence or just visiting, climbing the Duomo is a must-do. This weekend, I trekked up 463 steps to the top of this monument. There were many times where I felt I needed to turn around due to my fear of small spaces, however it was well worth the discomfort. When I finally […]

Cruisin’ in Croatia

And that’s a wrap on summer destinations until 2018. Location: Split, Dalmatian Islands in Croatia

Gavin James

Gavin James Hometown: Canton, Massachusetts College/Major: Southern New Hampshire University, Criminal Law Favorite Travel Destination: Croatia Bucketlist Destination: Thailand Number of Countries Visited: 19 Study Abroad Program: FUA What made you decide to work for FlorenceforFun? When I was a study abroad student I became friends with many members of the FlorenceForFun staff. The FFF crew […]

6 Things You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Paris

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most iconic monuments. Check out these 6 interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower that you may not have known. 1. The Eiffel Tower wasn’t meant for Paris. Paris, France is known for being the home of the Eiffel Tower. But, the Eiffel Tower’s original home wasn’t intended […]

We will miss you Adam Salhaney

For a long time now we have been planning a new section on the blog that follows up on our ex staff members, where they are at and what they are doing post-FlorenceForFun. Unfortunately what has motivated me to put ‘pen to paper’ is the death of one of our FFF family. It is over […]

7 Love-ly Sights to See in Verona

The city at the center of William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, is full of romance and charm. Though Verona may not be the first place you think of to travel during your stay in Florence, you should definitely make a trip there! Verona offers beautiful attractions for all, not just Shakespeare fans or […]