The Unpublished Post

Before I got a blog, I wrote a piece that I never published. Right now, I am on a train on my way to the Amalfi Coast reminiscing about how I got to where I am today just like I did a year ago. For me, it’s funny to think about where I am now […]

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When In Rome

Rome is an ancient city full of culture and history. There is so much that needs to be seen in Rome that it is wise to take a few days to sight-see the fan favorites such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and the list […]

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Cooking School

If you go to Italy and you happen to be in Florence, you should go to the Giglio Cooking School! There they will spend 3 hours with you teaching you how to cook a delicious Italian meal! The staff are very patient, sweet, and they speak both Italian and English. Most of the meals that they […]

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Scacciata Bread

Bread is a huge part of Italy’s cuisine and a table without bread is unheard of in Italy. Italians used to add salt in their bread, but then they started making saltless bread because salt was taxed and only the state was allowed to sell it. If a family wanted to get salt, they would have […]

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Basket Weaving

Basket weaving is a form of art and we got to make our own to take home! We have been talking about both artisans and artists and it was cool to work with a master of basket weaving. Artisan and artist are similar because they both come from the Latin root “ars” which means artis. […]

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English for Pasta

English for Pasta is an activity where Harding University students participating in the HUF (Harding University in Florence) program are invited into Italian homes and they are served a meal (typically pasta) in exchange for speaking English to the children. All of the students were divided into groups and then we were on our way to dinner! […]

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Artigaianato Palazzo

No matter where you travel, you should always find the markets! There you will find some of the best handmade items. These are great for souvenirs for yourself or others! We were able to attend the Artigaianato Palazzo located on Via della Scala, 115, 50123 Firenze. In this market you pay a small fee to enter, but then […]

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Florence | Osteria Antica Mescita

One of the best things that Florence has to offer is their food! You hear all the time that Italy has some of the best cuisine and that is so true! While I am abroad, my goal is to find the most authentic Italian restaurants and share them with you for your travels! Before I […]

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Oh Italy | Florentia

Benvenuto a Firenze! Welcome to Florence! In Florence you will find lots of things to do! During our time, we went to the Duomo, walked through the Rose Garden (Giardino delle Rose), wandered through the Iris Garden (Giardino dell’Iris), ate lunch at Piazzale Michelangelo, visited the Church of San Miniato (San Miniato al Monte), and went to […]

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Summer 2017: Italy

We officially landed in Italy yesterday! For our first official day in Italy we got to begin by exploring Scandicci! Today we had our first of many gelato and cappuccino runs, got to visit a store that makes homemade cheese, and learned what makes Scandicci so special! If you want to continue reading about our first day in Italy, then click on the button that says “read more”.

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