Eastward Bound: Midnight Trains to Budapest

By: Aimelie Moen, BA, 2014-18

Go beyond the West and explore the explosive past of Eastern Europe with a simple change of trains. On a midnight train leaving from Milano Centrale, hop onto a sleeping coach as the train pulls away from the some ancient Roman history and heads into the center of Europe. Continue reading “Eastward Bound: Midnight Trains to Budapest”

Everything to Know About Meal Plans

By Erin Sullivan, FFE 2016-17

There are a lot of factors that make up a school; sports teams, clubs, academics, location. And one more very important part of the college experience: food. When studying in Italy, there is never a lack of places to find a cappuccino, a croissant, or a good meal. But while most of us are trying not to break the bank by eating out every night, the cafe is a good place to start looking.

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Regional Flavors of Italy – Marche

By Alessandra Bianco, MA 2013-14.
The region of Marche, located in Central Italy has a long coastline and a mountainous interior. The region has a largely agricultural heritage, though in recent years the focus has shifted to also include traditional crafts, which have evolved into thriving small businesses and brands that are now known internationally. This agricultural history, however, is reflected in the regional dishes that you can find here. Perhaps an end of summer seaside getaway to sample the local specialties is in order?

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Regional Flavors of Italy – Campania

By Alessandra Bianco, MA 2013-14.
OK, we’ve gotten to the big one! The region where pizza hails from – Campania, with its capital city, Naples. For Americans, the food in Campania is probably the closest to what is associated with “Italian food”, as many immigrants came from this region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, bringing with them their culinary traditions and adapting them to their new homes. That said, does anything beat the original? Read on to find out more about the dishes that put Campania on the map.

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