A Short Guide to the City of Berlin

By: Autumn Wood, BA, 2019 Though my trip to Berlin was cut short (once again) by an outbreak of the flu, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s an amazing city, perfect for weekend trips due to cheap round-trip flights and Airbnb’s. When coming into Berlin you arrive at one of two airports. I arrived […]

Eating your way through Italy – Dessert Edition!

By Kyla Gaibor, FFE, 2018 If you ask people why they would recommend visiting Italy, chances are they have mentioned the great food. From pizza to pasta, gelato to tiramisu, Italy is home to some of the world’s best foods! But if you’re anything like me, you might be just a little more interested in […]

What’s the Deal with Limoncello?

By Amanda Salmoiraghi, FFE, 2018 You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, and if your lucky (or not, depending on your tastebuds) you’ve tasted some! Although…what is this weird liqueur? What is it made of, and how is it made? Where is it from?  This brightly colored yellow liqueur is relatively simple. Lemons – as you […]

Genoa, a city of surprises by Nina Hsu, BA student

Marist Italy BA students went to Genoa and Monte Carlo in April for their annual BA trip. 3 months after, our student Nina Hsu is still marveling at the charm of the city of Genoa and the delicious food she ate there BY NINA HSU, BA STUDENTS, 2018 It surprises many Italians when I tell […]

Best Sandwich Shops in Florence

By: Jean Hinkley, MA 2017 There are few things in life better than a good sandwich. Whether you are looking for a lunch break from classes or from walking around the city all day, these sandwiches are sure to fill you up and make your taste buds smile. In these low-key environments, ordering food is also […]

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 […]

Eating Non-Italian Food in Italy

By Samantha Hesler, FFE 2015-16 Pizza, pasta, and gelato, oh my! Upon arriving in Italy students will be able to experience world class Italian cuisine. Pasta pomodoro, pizza Margherita, risotto, tortellini, and endless flavors of gelato become the staples of a student’s diet. Fresh tomatoes and basil cover practically everything and it is all delicious. […]