Gelato in Italy

A Little Mash Up… It’s Always Gelato-O’Clock in Italy

For no particular reason my mind wandered toward Italian gelato earlier this week, (not an abnormal occurrence in Shannon-land) and as I sat there daydreaming pangs of nostalgia for Italian ice-cream surfaced and I thought, you know what, I need take this gelato love-fest out of my head and share it with you. So without …

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A Little Lesson… Catcalls and Culture from the Italian Police

I studied abroad in the north of Italy, Bergamo, during the summer of 2005 doing some Italian language intensives at the Universita’ di Bergamo. There was a slew of us from my Florida university and after the program ended I went south for a week exploring Rome. I wasn’t completely alone in Rome, but there …

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Night on the town in Florence, Italy

A Little Fun… Taking a Girls Night Out in Florence, Italy

Florence is an amazing city filled with beautiful art and history. The first time I visited Italy, I had missed the chance to visit Florence and always regretted it. This time, it lived up to my expectations once I arrived! My cousin, bestie, and I had planned an adventure-filled few days in Florence, packing in as …

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A Little Biking… The Sights & Smells of the Tuscan Countryside

The sun warmed our skin just as it warmed the grapes and olives on the gnarled tree branches we passed as we biked through the Tuscan countryside. Our wine tour was among my favorite experiences on my round the world trip. Priced higher than many activities at Euro 100 for the day, it allowed the chance …

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Giant Head Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy

A Little Beauty… Visiting the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy

On my first trip through Italy, I somehow missed visiting Florence. What a mistake! Florence is a city that lives up to the hype—it delivers on the promise of stunning days filled with gorgeous architecture, beautiful sculptures, and a charming slice of life from the Renaissance era. This time through, on my round the world …

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Cathedral in the Leaning Tower of Pisa complex

A Little Cliché… A Visit to Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa

What round the world trip is complete without a cheesy record of all the places I have visited. While I do jumping shots in many iconic spots, there’s only one pose that’s appropriate for the Leaning Tower of Pisa! That’s right, it’s the cheesiest possible photo, and one that has been done to death by tons …

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