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 […]

The Six Spots You Must See in Siena & San Gimignano

Located in Tuscany, both Siena and San Gimignano make for a perfect day trip out of Florence! With medieval landscapes, each town offers a unique collection of shops, cuisine, and atmosphere. If you plan to visit both in one day, be sure to see: Siena Piazza del Campo Best known for the Palio di Siena, a […]

Assisi’s 5 Greatest Assets

Located in the providence of Perugia, Assisi is a quaint town with vast amounts of religious and historical importance.  Approximately two hours from Florence, be sure to visit Assisi and all it has to offer. 1. The Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi The construction of The Basilica of St. Francis d’Assisi began in 1228 following […]

Venice: The Enchanting City of Gondolas, Masks and Casanova

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory Like a maze, the watery streets of Venice, Italy, twist and turn causing me to lose myself in this enchanting city. Streets of water and 409 bridges connect the 117 islands making up the city of Venice. Getting around hasn’t changed much since the birth of Venice in 421. Boats and […]

Cinque Terre Raises Some Questions

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory Like drunken sailors making their way home, the colorful houses in the fishing villages of Cinque Terre lean on each other and cling to the cliffs. Overlooking the Italian Riviera, each of the village’s crooked cobblestone roads lead to the sparkling blue ocean. Throughout the entire town you can hear the Cinque Terre mixtape being […]

Milan Expo Itinerary

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory More than 130 countries. 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area. 6 months. One common goal. All these things make up the Milan Expo 2015. The theme of the Milan 2015 Expo, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, encourages countries to showcase their best technology hoping to solve a prominent need: […]

Pisa: A One Hit Wonder

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory The Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Europe’s most famous mistakes, because let’s be honest, if it was a normal tower nobody would drive all the way to see it. Like most mistakes, it is not even noticeable from a long way off. The 4 degree lean, caused by a weak […]

FlorenceForFun Photo of the Week #11

Getting into the spirit of Via dell’Amore (Lover’s Lane) while hiking in Cinque Terre! To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to booking@florenceforfun.org with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each week we will choose a photo to post on the FlorenceForFun […]

The Contradas of August 16th's Palio di Siena

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS68xKcHTMU&w=560&h=315] The final race for the Palio di Siena will be run this Thursday, August 16th. This white-knuckle horse race happens twice a year, where competing contradas, or sections of the city, will race for the honor of winning the banner of Siena, and bragging rights for the year. Let’s meet this year’s competitors: […]