What better way to immerse yourself in the Florentine culture and history than watching men dressed in medieval costumes beat each other up? If you haven’t heard of Calcio Storico, or medieval football, we’ve got some exciting news for you. This Sunday, you can spend your afternoon watching one of these insane football game that pretty much has no rules. Think American hockey, but way more intense. The best part
Don’t Miss out on Viareggio Carnevale! When you think Carnevale, you might picture something like a packed Bourbon Street in New Orleans for Mardi Gras or an elaborate festival with masks and costumes in Rio de Janeiro. Carnevale in Italy is a little different, but it definitely has one thing in common with the other festivals: it’s a party you don’t want to miss out on. While Venice may seem
I am going to preface this post with the fact that it is going to be long but instructional. I have put together screenshots as a step by step guide to how to make yourself a CartaFRECCIA for Trenitalia. It should take you approximately half an hour to follow all the steps but once you do and you have the CartaFRECCIA Number you will save between 30% and 50% on
We are posting this now since it is getting very close to Christmas and all the travel companies in Florence will be having sales really soon. In fact this is our no. 1 hack. Travel will account for almost two thirds of your semester budget. Every weekend (Thursday - Sunday) you will spend approximately €400 - €500, exploring Italy and traveling to the most important and amazing cities in Europe. Make your
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.
Travelling can be very stressful mentally and physically! However these 7 items truly saved me both when packing and travelling... as always it's usually smartest to buy these beforehand rather than waiting until you get here. 1. Neck Pillow There is nothing worse than getting off a train, bus, or plane ride with a stiff neck. I never thought I would need a neck pillow but after getting off a
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.