San Gimignano: Family Style


It’s amazing how completely different a place can be when you return with a different group of people. In my case, I had the AMAZING opportunity to visit San Gimignano AGAIN with my momma, cousin, and aunt, who came all the way from good old PA to visit me in Tuscany. After one evening in {Read More…}

San Gimignano

I’ve realized that every single town that I go to in Tuscany I’m going to fall in love with. It’s just inevitable. San Gimignano was no different. With its beautiful walls, it’s “world-champion” gelato, and it’s plethora of Tuscan pottery, San Gimignano caught my Tuscan-loving attention. So naturally, hearing that  this lovely city has been {Read More…}

Ganzo: Faking Refinement


Enter Ganzo, our on-campus restaurant with a kitchen that is stocked full of culinary students. It is a place where students from Florence University of the Arts have a chance to sample high-class cuisine at a low-class price. The concept is really quite rewarding for everyone involved. Every Thursday evening, Ganzo hosts what they like {Read More…}

What Was I Thinking: Zeb


I just don’t know what I was thinking. I was living in ignorance of brilliant food combinations, trendy environments, and handsome chefs. I had a problem. But not anymore. After being satisfied with my meal from the touristy Italian restaurant “Zaza’s” in Piazza Centrale, I blogged quite highly of the establishment. I did this because {Read More…}

Ephesus, Turkey: Cats, Cats, Everywhere!


Our next stop on the cruise was Kusadasi, Turkey, situated very close to the ancient city of Ephesus. The first place of interest that our tour led us to was the supposed house of Mary, the mother of Jesus. It is believed that St. John and Mary came to Ephesus so that Mary could live {Read More…}