Spending four months traveling across Europe is an immense opportunity to learn about new languages, places, and cultures. My favorite way of experiencing each new place, though? Through food. In all honesty, many of my travel meals consisted of Oreos and Bounty bars from Coop Market or sad sandwiches from airports and tavole calde. Luckily, however, I… Read More My Favorite Eats Across Europe
Bologna is absolutely beautiful. Bologna is also world renowned for its food, giving it its nickname, “The Fat.” It is the home of tortellini, mortadella (i.e. bologna / baloney), and ragù. Both of these facts combined to create a wonderful, short weekend in this medieval Italian city. My sister and I booked our train tickets… Read More Bologna “The Fat,” and Other Nicknames
Three weekends ago I had the wonderful chance to spend three days traveling around the Italian island of Sicily. My grandfather’s family is from there, so it was exciting to visit my roots. Also, I have noticed since being in Italy that my grandma’s cooking is extremely influenced by Sicilian styles of cooking (since there… Read More Drowning in History (and Cannoli) in Sicilia
My two-day trip to Florence began with a speedy stop at the McDonald’s in Termini Station. I had seen a Buzzfeed article a few months back about the newest item to be added to Italian McDonald’s menu: the Nutella burger. Officially called the “Sweety con Nutella,” I felt obligated to try the sweet bun filled… Read More Firenze: Birthplace of the Renaissance, Pinocchio, and Gucci
One chilly morning spent in a Castello Romano, one of the cities that protected Rome in ancient times. Viterbo is a now-tranquil town with a rich history of thirteenth-century frescoes, the cathedral in which the first conclave was held, and architecture that has remnants of both Medieval and Renaissance structures on the same buildings.