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 them that Genoa is, so far, my favorite Italian city. … Continue reading Genoa, a city of surprises by Nina Hsu, BA student

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 a great way to learn the Italian language.

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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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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. However, as with any cuisine, there comes a point in our lives when we get sick of it. The hankerings for Mexican food, french fries, and milkshakes become very real, especially during exam week.  Below is a list of recommendations to satisfy every type of craving.

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Eating at Eataly

By Elena Tarasova, BA

I must say before coming to live in Florence over a year ago, I had never heard of Eataly. To my housemates from the East Coast that sounded impossible but growing up and living in southern California, I never ran into a ‘Eataly’ store.  Within my first few weeks of living here, it was already ascertained that this store was on my personal coyote trail of frequented shops.

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