While we lived Florence, our friend Nate introduced us to his Italian friend, Yari. Yari was nice enough to bring us along on a weekend day trip to the Tuscan town of Lucca. Nate, Yari, and Davide are all photographers. Lucca is currently hosting a huge photo exhibit that includes 20 locations to see photo … Continue reading Lucca
It had been eight years since I’d been back to the little Tuscan town of Siena. The time I spent there is filled with fond memories from my college study abroad program. This time was key to my personal growth and marked the beginning of my love for travel. Because I hold this town in … Continue reading Returning To Siena
One of the reasons I love Italian food is that it trusts the ingredients to take center stage. That’s why every ingredient must be the freshest you can find. It doesn’t compensate for poor quality ingredients with pounds of sauce. Sometimes sandwiches can have so much sauce on them that the flavor of the actual … Continue reading Which ‘wich?
After living in Italy for exactly one month and four days I have a few insights on gelato: If you want real gelato, don’t get gelato near a famous tourist site, or heavily populated tourist space. If you do get gelato from one of those places 90% of the time your gelato will not taste … Continue reading Gelato – the good the bad and the ugly
We live in a little neighborhood 20 minutes outside of Florence. Access to transportation and Wi-Fi were a WHOLE thing when we moved to Florence. We wanted to avoid getting a cell phone plan while we were here. But as soon as we got lost in the city with no chargers and no wi-fi to … Continue reading How not to get a €50 fine when you ride the bus in Florence