One Day in Rome – How we did it and what we learned

One Day in Rome – How we did it and what we learned

My parents had just one week to visit me in Florence, which meant our trips out of Florence could not exceed one day. And since none of us had ever been to Italy’s capital and most ancient city, a day in Rome was an absolute must. I have been warned many times that...
Museums in Italy – Six Pro Tips for Touring

Museums in Italy – Six Pro Tips for Touring

There is a rich culture of museums in Italy that Italians are happy to share with locals and tourists alike. There are many ways to take advantage of this, but many come with their own pros and cons. In the months I’ve spent in Italy, I have learned a lot about the...
Why You Need to Tour the Uffizi Gallery

Why You Need to Tour the Uffizi Gallery

I walked into my tour of the Uffizi Gallery knowing little to nothing about art or its history. But the beauty of the art, the stories of the artists, and the significance of these pieces to Italy were truly inspiring. The Beauty of the Uffizi Gallery  Third Dimension...
Carnival in Venice – Our Survival Guide

Carnival in Venice – Our Survival Guide

Carnevale is a famous time of year, celebrated all throughout Italy. Though there are several different carnivals in Italy, the most famous is in the beautiful city of Venice. The city is worth a trip on any given day,  but there is something really special about...
What You Didn’t Know About the Florence Duomo

What You Didn’t Know About the Florence Duomo

            Many Italian cities have a duomo – a main cathedral. These buildings are beautiful, as Italian churches always are, and some are even famous icons of their cities. Although this is just as true for the Duomo of Florence, there are a few things that make...