Le Fragole

By Leslie Diaz and Leah Weiss, Marist Italy FFE, 2013-14 The intensity of the rain hitting the roof echoed throughout the quiet apartment. We were afraid that the rain outside was a terrible indication of what was to come later that day. Through LdM’s clubs and activities, the previous two days were filled with new adventures and insight into Italian culture. Today’s activity was called … Continue reading Le Fragole

Peanut Butter Adventures

By Lauren Sibole, Marist Italy FFE 2013-14 Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, oh my! The possible peanut butter selections in America are never ending. We also have the option of choosing from a variety of different nut butters as well, such as cashew or almond. Coming to Europe I knew that my peanut butter selection would be limited. I have been able to buy some small containers; … Continue reading Peanut Butter Adventures

Cheese Cheese Cheese

Cheeses are just better in Italy.  Did you know that Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese originated in the area around Parma, Italy?  There are many restrictions put into place which specify what can and can’t be called Parmigiana cheese everything from the manufacturing of the cheese to the grains that the cows eat must come from the region of Reggio Emilia.  Italians are also the brilliant minds behind many other … Continue reading Cheese Cheese Cheese

Palazzo Davanzati open in the afternoon: February 19, March 19, & April 16

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Thanks to a special cultural project, the Museum of Palazzo Davanzati will be open extra afternoon hours on February 19, March 19, & April 16 from 2:30-5:30pm. During these hours visitors can see the ground floor, 1st and 2nd floors and with a guided tour to the 3rd floor at 3pm and 3:30pm. This is an opportunity for you to visit the house-museum… Continue reading Palazzo Davanzati open in the afternoon: February 19, March 19, & April 16

Honestly, Who Really Knows What Spelunking is?

by: Patrick T. Tobin, Marist Italy FFE, 2013-14 “So what exactly are we planning on doing?” I questioned my friends while on a crowded bus in Budapest, Hungary. All I was told was that we would be spelunking, but honestly who really knows what spelunking is? Endless questions rattled my mind. Would I need to do some warm-up stretches? Should have I brought a snorkel? … Continue reading Honestly, Who Really Knows What Spelunking is?

Pick a place and just go!

The forecast for Friday turned out to be sunny and I woke up naturally at 7 am. It seemed the only appropriate thing to do was get outside and enjoy my first free weekend of the spring semester. So I packed up a backpack, walked into Santa Maria Novella.  Looking up at the departures board, I thought to myself which place sounded most interesting? I … Continue reading Pick a place and just go!

Linking into Your Future

by: Heather M Decker Growing up, I had always been surrounded with the saying: “The key to getting ahead is getting started”. Throughout high school it served as a repetitive but inspiring motto to help me through SATs, college searches, and more. Now, I feel as though these words take on a different meaning. As a college freshman I abruptly come face to face with the reality … Continue reading Linking into Your Future