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
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
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.
While you’re in Italy, a wine tasting tour of Chianti is a must! Famous for their vineyards and epic countryside, not only can you taste these delectable wines, but you can also explore the area in unique ways! What kind of Chianti tour best suits you! RELAX at The Hot Springs followded by Dinner in Chianti Relaxing afternoon right in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Spend time unwinding at
Whether you are a world traveler or it is your first time leaving America, the pressure of organizing Fall Break is real and just a little daunting!!! Even if you have expertly planned travel for you and your friends in the past, Europe is big, there are lots of strange normal and low-cost airlines and often multiple airports in each city. Not to mention shuttles, hotels vs hostels and then
If you are studying in Florence for the Fall Semester it is more than likely that Oktoberfest is the number one item on your travel bucket list. It is indeed the world's biggest beer fest, they sell 7 million liters of beer in a 2 week period which is nearly enough to fill three olympic swimming pools. And guess what? It is just as fun as they say it is.