European Christmas Markets

It’s that time of year again – the most wonderful time of the year! If I’m going to say Europe does one thing right it is absolutely and without a doubt got to be Christmas. In late November when the weather really starts to get cold every historical city starts twinkling with fairy lights and mulling […]

Craziness in Corfu: How to Party like the Greeks

There are a couple of essential things you need to know in order to party like the Greeks do in Corfu.  The FlorenceForFun tour guides are experts in all things Greek, and they will be sure to give you advice on eats, drinks and activities to make your weekend in Greece unforgettable. Step 1: Get […]

Visiting Budapest and the Thermal Baths

When people think of ancient baths, most people immediately think of the Roman Baths. However, the Romans were not the only ones who discovered the soothing powers of steam rooms and hot springs. The thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary are amongst some of the greatest treasures the ancient cultures have given us. Hungary was significantly […]

Munich Strong Beer Festival

FlorenceForFun in Munich

Raise your glasses to Strong Beer Fest! Hofbräu München Heard all of the crazy Oktoberfest stories from your friends from Fall Semester? Well don’t fret, in early spring there is the another opportunity to party with the Germans. So get ready, it’s almost time for Starkbierzeit, Strong Beer Fest!!! We want to share this article […]

What the heck is Venice Carnival?

Maybe you’ve heard of Venice Carnival, or seen pictures of those funny looking people in masks and costumes. Whatever the reason, here’s the lowdown on what to know (and when to go) for Venice Carnival. So what is Carnevale, anyways? Venice Carnival, or Carnevale in Italian, is a festival held each year in the weeks […]

Eurochocolate 2012: Attention All Chocolate Lovers!

To my surprise, two wonderful treats, chocolate and beer, combine incredibly well into a mixture of flavors and aromas that this year’s Eurochocolate festival is showcasing. Slightly bittersweet dark chocolate pairs perfectly with the toasted malt and hoppy aroma of Angelo Poretti’s newest frothy creation: 7 Hops Unfiltered Amber. In the past, Angelo Poretti’s beers […]

Munich: Frankie's Bike Tours

FlorenceForFun lovin Munich

The highlight of any weekend in Munich, whether it be for Oktoberfest, Springfest, Strong Beerfest or just because Munich is awesome, is  a bike tour with Frankie! Frankie, of Hawaiian origins, has been living in Munich now for over 10 years. He has been a tour guide in Munich almost since the day he arrived […]

FlorenceForFun Photo of the Week: Chianti

FlorenceForFun Hiking and Wine Tasting Tour in Chianti

Drinking wine obviously makes these girls happy!!! To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each week we will choose a photo to post on the FlorenceForFun blog.

Why is the blue grotto blue? Ask FlorenceForFun!

Inside the Blue Grotto, the cave opens up into a massive area with glowing blue water. One of my favorite things to do as a FlorenceForFun tour guide in the Amalfi Coast is watch the reactions of everyone going in and out of the Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy.  One by one, people step gingerly […]

Top 3 Things to Do at Munich's Springfest

The ‘land of liquid gold,’ ‘the world’s most livable city’ and a place whose motto literally says ‘we like you’…  I’m talking about the German city of Munich, where Springfest is held each year.  If there is one thing the people of Munich enjoy, it’s having a bash and rarely do they need a reason […]