My Favorite Churches in Florence

During my Italian summer, I found that one of the most important aspects of the culture is their strong connection, history, and reverence to their religion. Roman Catholicism has been the national religion of Italy for centuries, and throughout history Italian life centered around their faith. When the world didn’t have scientific explanations for natural […]

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il Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

“And when I thought of Florence, it was like a miracle city embalmed and like a corolla, because it was called the city of lilies and its cathedral, Saint Mary of the Flowers” – Marcel Proust For my all-time favorite building the world, I felt it necessary to dedicate a whole post to il Cattedrale di […]

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Roman Weekend, Part 3

Rome is like a 2,000 year old lasagna (if you haven’t yet, catch up on part 1 and part two) After an exhausting but incredible sightseeing day on Saturday, all that was “left” to see in la Città Eterna was probably the single most famous work of architecture and tourist destination in the city: il Colosseo. We packed […]

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Roman Weekend, Part 2

“Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.” – Alberto Sordi After our incredible but exhausting tour of the Musei Vaticani on Friday evening, we decided that a sleep-in Saturday morning was necessary. After an amazing nights sleep, we got ourselves ready […]

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Roman Weekend, Part 1

A few weeks ago, I took a weekend away from Florence to explore La Città Eterna; the Eternal City of Rome, Italy! When I first made my way to Florence at the beginning of the summer, a Roman weekend was on the top of my “to do” list. Mid-August, my friends and I made it happen! I […]

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The White Dress I Wore Everywhere this Summer

Whoever said “you can’t repeat outfits on Instagram”, clearly never had to live abroad on a capsule collection … It happens to everyone at some point with a certain article of clothing, that you love it so much you always turn to it! That has happened to me this summer with the Violetta dress from […]

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Venezia per un Pomeriggio

After spending the morning in Padova, my friends and I took advantage of the €4 and 25 minute train ride to Venice. I cannot believe I am fortunate enough to say that that afternoon was the third time I had the pleasure and privilege of visiting this one-of-a-kind city. The first time I came to […]

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La Cappella degli Scrovegni

I have to start by saying that, wanting to see The Scrovegni Chapel was a dream of mine since I learned about it in my first college art history class so many years ago. As time and more classes had gone by, I have learned more about the artist, the project, and the chapel, and […]

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One Morning at the Château de Versailles

“There are many people at Versailles today” – Marie Antoinette to Madame du Barry (Side note before I begin: remember when I wrote about the Visitors to Versailles exhibit at the Met?! This felt like a full circle moment!) Over the weekend, I had the great opportunity to visit a friend who has made the […]

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Le Porte del Paradiso

Have you ever seen a work of art that just left you a bit speechless?! I have a few times, and one of those times was when I saw Le Porte del Paradiso for the first time (in English they are referred to as The Gates of Paradise). In an overview, they are a set of […]

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