To Do List: Amalfi Coast

When the sun is shining, you go to Amalfi. There is no better place to spend a weekend away from the heat and noise of Florence’s crowded streets than on the beaches of Capri and Positano. Here is our advice on how to make the most out of a weekend trip: 1. Have a limone […]

New Moon Tour: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montelcino

While I’ve read the Twilight books more times than I’d care to admit, the movies have always left me feeling slightly irritated. After all, there are only so many times a person can watch an agonizing Kristen Stewart run her hands through her hair without wanting to smack her. Yet the idea of a New […]

Top Ten by Kristin Redding

Kristen spent two months in Florence, June/July 2006. For one month she studied Italian language and the other she took an internship with us, FlorenceForFun! Check out what she discovered about Florence. “Florence is a great city and I was lucky to never really get homesick but these are some of the things that helped […]

A Week in Amalfi by Lyndsey Pletz

Blue skies, sun shining, and the sound and smell of the ocean are probably the 3 best words to describe what its like to spend time in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast; or for you Italian speakers the Costiera Amalfintana. The Amalfi coast is located on the southern side of the Surrentine Peninsula and extends […]

Top Ten Florence & Around by Cassandra Santoro

Cassandra spent three months in spring 2006 living and working in Florence. Check out what she recommends to really experience of Florence. Cassandra’s Top Ten Florence: 1. Sit on the ledge of Piazza Michelangelo during sunset. 2. Take a day trip to Siena for a beautiful view (specially if you climb the tower in Piazza […]

My Top Ten Florence

Here is my Top Ten! I have stayed in Florence for an Easter, Summer, October and Christmas since 2007. My best experience was Easter 2009 and this is my Top Ten: 1. Ponte Vecchio at sunset. 2. Vivoli’s ‘Riso’ gelato. Rice ice cream sounds strange but you MUST try it! 3. Sit with friends in […]

Low Cost 'Airlining' by Anna McNiel

Has the Eurail Pass become obsolete? How cheap is cheap when it comes to buying a plane ticket inside Europe? Low-cost airlines have revolutionised the way we travel around Europe. If at all possible we will take a flight rather than catch a train or a bus and in many cases the choice is made […]