Saturday, March 23, 2019
Doing the Little Shoe, La Scarpetta in Italian
Italian food culture is probably very different from what you're used to at home. And, since Italians have been perfecting it for over 1,000 years, try going with the wine and olive oil flow instead...
Market in Florence, Italy
Living in Italy can often prove to be a strain on the purse strings for many students, and, as a result, it can seem difficult to keep up with the locals' infamous fashion sense. So...
So we’re pretty sure you learned how to say all the most used slang words in Italy from our past post, but we also know that you’re here to learn this beautiful “lingua”. Obvs, we...
Penne Pasta Comparison
There's a high chance you're grocery shopping at a terrible supermarket in Florence. Those convenient, central locations sandwiched between a monument and your apartment are overpriced and understocked. We compared the available selection and prices...
There's always the Ponte Vecchio, the David, and the Duomo, but these 10 tidbits are best enjoyed or only available when it's cold outside.1. Hot Chocolate I know. Hot Chocolate. What a cool, new thing you've never tried before, right? WRONG. First of all, if you've never been to Italy, you probably think hot chocolate is a liquid. But in this ingenious country, it's not. What Italians call hot chocolate (you know, besides "cioccolato caldo") is a thick, velvety rich drink that's almost a pudding but not quite. It's served with a spoon, so, you decide. For the absolute best hot chocolate in Florence, cross the Arno and find your way to "Hemingway." Their menu includes creations from the world champion of artistic chocolate-making. A valid reason for the café being a little pricey? I'd say so. Savor a creamy, white hot chocolate with ginger, and try not to feel bad for those silly people who come to Florence in the summer.Hemingway Piazza Piattellina, 9 50124 Florence, Italy Hours: Mon to Thu 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fri and Sat 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.
A tight budget can lead to poor wine choices in Florence. You find yourself buying €3 bottles from shops that are no more Italian than you are, and the lingering aftertaste of vinegar won't let...
Netflix not in Italy Yet
Living in Italy as american or studying abroad in Italy can bring on the frustrating moments, like, "Ugh, I wish I would have brought that with me." or "Ugh, I miss being able to do...
leather shop firenze
Florence is known for its abundance of leather outlets throughout the city, and so it would not be unreasonable to think that it is easy to find a reliable shop to get customised leather goods...
Best Looks Men Pitti Immagine Uomo Summer/Spring 2014 Preview
Seeing the crazy-beautiful ensembles the cool cats at Pitti Uomo + W come up with twice a year is one of the highlights of my Florentine life - and I'm not even into fashion! Whether...
marinara pizza
The first time I saw a marinara pizza in Florence, I assumed the restaurant had made a mistake.What is Marinara Pizza? Pizza Marinara, a pizza with no cheese seemed wrong, almost sinful. But after rereading the...