Piazzale Michelangelo

By Meredith Pollock, MA 2015-16

One of the most stunning views in Florence is Piazzale Michelangelo. It is a trek to get there, but once you arrive it quickly proves itself to be worth the effort. It should be on every tourist’s Florence bucket list, and if you’re studying here visit a few times because each time is different and more beautiful than the last.

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A Visit to Kutna Hora

By Jackie Gruber, FFE 2015-16

Close your eyes and think about the scariest moment in your life… I can guarantee it will probably not even come close to the story I am about to tell you. While on a recent trip to the Czech Republic, I found myself underneath a church in a room full of dimmed lights and 40,000 skeletal remains. But I am not here to tell you about how I would look over my shoulder with every step I took. I’m going to tell what you are probably wondering: Who put them there? For what purpose? How did this became one of the top tourist attractions in the world?

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The Geography of Trentino-Alto Adige

By Meredith Pollock, MA 2015-16

We will begin our series on the geography of Italy’s twenty regions with Trentino-Alto Adige, the northernmost region of the country. It is composed of two provinces: Bolzano in the south and Trento in the north. Trentino-Alto Adige has a unique history and culture, as it was part of Austria-Hungary until just 97 years ago, as well as an incredibly beautiful landscape.

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The Tri-Colored Flag

By Jackie Gruber, FFE 2015-16

While on break between semesters I decided to spend a week in Ireland, a country with some of the most beautiful panoramic views created by multiple different shades of green. On my trip I explored the three towns of Killarney, Cork, and Dublin as well as some of the main tourist destinations including the peninsula of Dingle and the Ring of Kerry. It was not until my first day in Dublin on a free walking tour when my tour guide sparked a new interest of mine – flags.

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