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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Regional Flavors of Italy – Lazio

By Alessandra Bianco, MA 2013-14.

This is the end, friends. We have reached our final region of Italy, and home to the capital city of Rome… Today we are in Lazio. This region is large and has a very diverse geographical and topographical makeup, which is reflected in the diversity of cuisine you can find here. While all roads may lead to Rome, some of the regional specialties might lead you a bit further afield in this region…

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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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