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On Island Time: My Take on Sicily

On Island Time: My Take on Sicily By: Kate Sefton Being in Taormina felt like being in a new country. The Italian way of life that I have become accustomed to over the past few months was completely different than the way of life in Sicily. The culture in Sicily was very different from that in Florence. Coming from America, I thought that the Florentine way of life was drastically slowed down from my typica ...

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How To: Go Out Like an American in Florence

How to: Go out like an American in Florence by: Kate Sefton As an American living, studying and working in Florence, I have noticed many cultural differences. The nightlife culture is no exception. The biggest difference I have noticed since coming to Florence is that there is something to do, somewhere to go, and someone to see, every night of the week. Due to the high amount of study abroad participants t ...

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What’s the Deal with Florentine Cookies?

What's the deal with Florentine cookies? By: Kate Sefton  Before departing for my journey here in Florence, my mom got me all excited about eating Florentine cookies in the place they were created. A florentine cookie is a thin cookie with a dark chocolate base topped with Caramel and nuts, with a cranberry in the middle. These cookies are frequented at my family parties and have been one of my favorites si ...

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