Arriving to the airport with my 2 suitcases barely making the weight limit, 5 different "guides to Florence" saved on my phone, and my passport in hand it was safe to say I was ready to embark on my 3 month long adventure. Now that my time in Florence has flown by I have learned so much about myself and don't regret a moment of my time spent abroad. 1.
IT Taxi App and App Taxi are the closest things you can find to Uber in Florence. They give you the option to put your credit/debit card into the app or pay with cash at the end of your ride. They are app are very easy to use. To order a taxi, go into the app and plug in your address. The cabs come within 5-10 minutes and are always
If you are looking to spice up the walls of your apartment in Florence or just want to make your bedroom feel more like home these four things will definitely help you to do so. Whether it be a cute decoration or an addition to your bed these items will enhance your room even if you are on a budget. I know for me making my apartment feel more like
I cannot stress how important it is to bring a water bottle with you abroad. I know some people who bought plastic water bottles daily and I can't imagine the amount of money they spent not to mention how bad it is for the earth! Staying hydrated while abroad is so important since you will be spending much of your time walking around. There are many different water bottles to
Before or during abroad I ended up downloading these five apps onto my phone and each and every one of them helped me in some sort of way. From travel to food to money you will want these apps as a helping hand throughout abroad. CampusFlorence: Featuring the best deals on restaurants and shops in Florence, the CampusFlorence app is the #1 app every study abroad student must have on
Check out the four technology products I couldn't live without on my study abroad in Florence!!! I use each and every one of these products every day that I have been abroad. Grab these things stateside -- not only will you want them from day one in Florence but if you wait until you get here you may not be able to find them or they will be much pricier.
Being a student and living in a city for four months is completely different than being a tourist who breezes through for a couple of days. I am sure by now Florence and your experience of living here, means way more that a fake statue of David souvenir.Check out our list of souvenirs that you will be able to cherish, and in some cases keep forever as a memory of
Paperback Exchange Since 1979 Paperback Exchange has become one of the most important independent English-language bookshops in Italy. With its 'Bestsellers' and 'Out now' shelves constantly being updated and a never ending flow of used books coming in, you are bound to find something that grabs your attention. Neighboring with the Duomo, this is the perfect place for study abroad students to stop by and grab textbooks with help from
One of the largest supermarket chains in Italy. When walking around the city it may feel like you run into a Conad on almost every street. With 8 Conad supermarkets and 4 Sapori & Dintorni Stores spread throughout the city this is what makes it such a popular and convenient super market especially for study abroad students. Sapori & Dintorni is their more high quality line offering regional products that
The Carrefour Group is the leading distributor in Europe and second in the world. With over 10 locations spread through out Florence, Carrefour markets are known for being very convenient. They are designed to meet the needs of a neighborhood market. In general we find the Carrefour Express Supermarkets to be more like a convenience store and a bit more expensive than other supermarkets. Given that there are plenty of