Day Trip to Pisa

Mamma MIA, the leaning tower of PISA! If Pisa isn’t on your Italy bucket list, I just don’t even know… it took me 4 trips to Italy to finally make it here, but alas, it finally happened. I explored Pisa solo while staying in Lucca- it was a quick day trip to Pisa for me, but I loved it. Pisa is also a very easy day trip from Florence and the surrounding Tuscan area.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa: As one of the most iconic and stereotypical symbols of Italy, the leaning tower of Pisa is a MUST. Just going to…

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Food Guide to Rome

Spending 7 days in Rome is the foodie adventure of a lifetime. There is no shortage of places to eat and drink in Rome, which makes it a million times harder to figure out where to go because there are SO many amazing options! I read blogs, researched reviews, and stalked Instagram, you name it! Thankfully, my uncle, a food and wine connoisseur (see my post on Madrid for his other foodie recommendations) came prepared, and we ate! We tried so many different places, but I am narrowing the list down and only sharing my absolute top experiences in this…

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How to spend a week in Rome

Alright people, let’s talk about spending a week in Rome.  Who doesn’t get excited thinking about going to Italy?! Everything from the food to the shopping is *chefs kiss*. When I visited Rome for the first time over a decade ago during my study abroad in Barcelona, I thought it was just “meh”, but now I know I just didn’t do it “right”. This time around was a whole different experience, and Rome has quickly become one of my favorite cities in the world. Similar to my guide to Madrid, this guide has a heavy emphasis on Italian culture and…

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