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Taormina, Sicily- the food, the sites, the fun

When study abroad students are planning their spring breaks, they tend to look at the common beach cities such as Barcelona and Lisbon. After spending a week in Taormina, Sicily, though, I would encourage students to open up their minds to this quieter but beautiful beach city. Located on the east coast of Sicily, Taormina is a city on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful sea. The people of Taormina are ...

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Eating Ethnic in Florence

While I would argue that it is nearly impossible to get sick of Italian food, there is no doubt that cravings hit hard and cannot be stopped. There are times when only fajitas or fried rice will satisfy; and the good news is Florence has you covered. So if you find yourself needing a break from the pizza, pasta, and Panini (we’ve all been there), here are the places you should try. ------------------------- ...

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Marinara Pizza – What’s it all about?

The first time I saw a marinara pizza in Florence, I assumed the restaurant had made a mistake. A pizza with no cheese seemed wrong, almost sinful. But after rereading the menu and seeing that the delicacy does in fact exist, I became intrigued. A pizza with no cheese allows for the often-understated players of a standard pizza to shine and for those who are lactose-intolerant or, although I struggle with y ...

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