Studying in a different country is a great experience of its own. Living in Florence means having the opportunity to see beautiful scenery every step you take. It means spontaneity. Here days are an adventure, from weekend trips to a different country to just watching the sunset over the Ponte Vecchio. Here is an example of an extraordinary week that one of our FFE students … Continue reading A Special Week in Florence by Sydney Kysar
The end of the year is just around the corner which means graduation for some or the end of their stay in Florence for others. Whether you are staying for another year or going back home, check out these awesome activities to do before you leave! Listed in no particular order, here are some of the things I have enjoyed while living here: 1. Take … Continue reading Things to do and see before you go home by Julissa Medina.
Pratolino Park was originally a Medici villa built for the Grand duke of Tuscany, Francesco I di’ Medici in 1568. It was the largest estate owned by the family and housed a huge garden in mannerist style, containing artwork of names like Cellini, and Giambologna. Throughout time this land was deserted, bought, sold and passed down through royal families such as the Lorraine, and Demidoff. … Continue reading Pratolino Park by Catalena Diamente
Outside of Florence, Rome, and Venice are the Italian Marvels: Lucca, Montepulciano, Alberobello, Ravenna, and many more! Italy is famous not only for its many beauties but also its abundance of tourists treading through three major cities. Venture beyond steps others have taken and discover something outside a postcard frame. With simple, practical and economical suggestions, Italy’s hidden spots are reachable and waiting for your … Continue reading Italy Beyond the Grand Tour Triad by Aimelie Moen
Whether living in Florence for 4 months or 4 years, the temptation of travel is always present. The idea of catching a cheap flight into another country or unknown city is alluring and can make for some of the best memories. However, it is worth knowing the ins and outs of smart travel and how to make the most of a travel adventure while staying … Continue reading Travel Like A European by Petia Petrova
Last week Harlem Prep High School took a group of freshmen students on an Italian trip that started in the historic city of Rome. Marist Italy had the opportunity to receive the students in the beautiful city of Florence. One of the leaders that accompanied the students was Heather Staats, who spent her entire Freshman year at the Marist campus in Florence 8 years ago. … Continue reading Harlem Prep Visit to Marist Italy by Elena Reyes
By: Catalena Diamente, BA, 2017 See Fiesole! Scenic Views of Tuscany and Firenze! Historical Sites! Great Restaurants and Food! Students and other travelers will tell you that one of the best views of Firenze and of Tuscany landscapes can be found by visiting the town of Fiesole! The town is renowned for its historic pre-Roman Etruscan and Roman historical sites and for its amazing views of Tuscany and Firenze. … Continue reading Reasons Why You Should Visit Fiesole