A Curated Guide to Florence, Italy

I am so so SO excited to finally publish this article that I have put so much of my time, passion, and experience into. Before I even went to Florence, I knew this was the #1 article I wanted to create to share what I think is the “best of” this magnificent city, and the […]

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My Favorite Museums in Florence

Coming off my article of favorite churches, I thought it would be fun to condense my favorite museums in Florence into one article! There are a countless number of musei in Florence, which is only fitting considering it is the home to one of the most important and famous artistic movements in history! I have a huge […]

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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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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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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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An Early Morning at the Gallerie Degli Uffizi

I can’t believe it took me two weeks to write my first blog post from Florence!! My Florentine life has been quite busy between my language and history of art classes, as well as daily homework; add in the day-to-day list of errands that are required when setting up a new life and apartment, social […]

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What I’m Packing for Italy

Whether it’s one weekend or one month, while traveling I am always very intentional with my packing. From shoes to accessories, I incorporate the items already in my closet with the new items I have just purchased (because who doesn’t love bringing out a new item or two on a special vacation?!). Knowing that I […]

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