• The Best of Florence

    Florence is an extraordinary city filled with culture, history, delicious cuisine and the best leather products in all of Europe…no wonder it’s one of Italy’s most-visited destinations and the hub of Tuscany. Although I’m a Rome-grown girl at heart, I had the opportunity to live and work in Florence for 18 months and have been lucky enough to experience many of the city’s best attractions. Although Florence is not a large city compared to many of its Italian neighbors, you could spend months wandering the windy, cobblestoned streets, bargaining for the best price at the leather market, drinking vino on the steps of Piazzale Michelangelo, stuffing your face with Bistecca…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Dining in Florence

    As one of the most beautiful and most-visited cities in Italy, Florence has more than its fair share of delicious Italian food. And, after nine months of living in the city center, I’ve visited more than my fair share of restaurants. You can find a few of my favorites below, along with some suggestions of […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to the Amalfi Coast

    As one of Italy’s most stunning treasures, the Amalfi Coast is home to sparkling blue waters, colorful cliffside towns, ice-cold Limoncello and all the delicious Italian food you could eat. However, as wonderful as it is to visit Amalfi, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are many different towns and islands to see while on the coast and traveling between them can be anything but easy. Read on to find your complete beginner’s guide to seeing the best of the Amalfi Coast. How to Get There One of the most difficult parts of vacationing on the Amalfi Coast is figuring out how to get there! The easiest route…

  • 24 Hours in Milan

    Hmmm…what to do with an extra day in Italy? How about… pack a bag, book a hostel and head to the only Italian city with both Uber and Starbucks! I love a good Italian cappuccino as much as the next guy, but sometimes a girl just needs a €7 cup of Venti soy and god-knows-what-else to remind her of home and get her through her Ryanair flight. 24 hours is never enough time to really “see” a city, but it’s plenty of time to drink some wine and hit the highlights! Here’s what to do with 24 hours in Milan! For some basic Italian phrases, check out my post A Guide…

  • A Guide to the Best Sights in Rome

    Rome has been my favorite city in the world from the second I stepped off my Alitalia flight for my study abroad semester back in 2017. Since then, I have lived in Florence for 18 months and traveled to 21 European countries…and Rome still remains my favorite. Although when I first arrived I was technically there to “study,” I had only class twice a week. This gave me plenty of free time to explore the city! Over those four months, my friends and I compiled a long list of our favorite restaurants, bars, museums, attractions and adventures in Rome. Keep reading and enjoy my guide to the best sights in Rome!…

  • When in Rome…EAT as the Romans Do

    There are three areas where Italy never disappoints…art, views and food. Everyone knows that Italy is responsible for some of the best food in the world. And although it’s definitely not the place to go if you’re buying into the low-carb craze, Rome has more than its fair share of delicious Italian cuisine. Sometimes the sheer amount of restaurants on every block can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t speak any Italian. That’s why I’ve put together a short guide on how to choose the best restaurants in Rome! Like they always say…When in Rome, EAT as the Romans do. For some non-food related activities in Rome, check out my post A Guide…