Important Travel Tips

Helpful Italian Ciao! – Hi! Si / No – Yes / No Buongiorno! – Hello! Buona sera! – Good evening (people start saying this around 2pm) Buonnanotte – Good night Buona giornata – Have a good day Buona serata – Have a good evening Arrivederci! – Bye Salvé – Hello (to someone much older than you, shows respect) Grazie – Thank you Niente – It’s nothing Prego – You’re welcome...

Day Trips and Exploring

Day Trips Pisa Since Florence is so close to Pisa, you must check out the Leaning Tower. If you go to Santa Maria Novella train station, you could probably get a ticket that goes straight to the Pisa station. Once in Pisa, you go straight down the main street where there is a lot of common Italian shops and then you’ll eventually take a left towards the tower. There are...

Florence Night Life

Bars There are toooOOooons of bars in Florence and most have credit card minimums so bring cash. Typically people go out around 11:30-12. If you must go  to an American bar, which I recommend you don’t, there is Lions Fountain and Uncle Jimmy’s (lots of bras and undies on the ceilings) and they’re owned by the same people. You can get wristbands there that are 6 euros and then every time you...

Florence Historic Sights

Places I recommend seeing at least once: The David is in the Academia. Some people may get confused and there are some rumors that it’s in the Uffizi, but it is not. There can be a line and there will be people that approach you and offer you an opportunity to skip the line if you pay extra, IT IS NOT WORTH IT! The line moves relatively quickly and the...

Cibo en Firenze

Here are some of the BEST places for Food when Visiting Florence! The BEST pizza in Florence is from O’Vesuvio. So many people will tell you to go to Gusta, but it is across the bridge and quite the walk from downtown, you’ll have to wait in a long line, and it’s more expensive than this O’Vesuvio. So why am I raving about this amazing Neapolitan pizza place?! O’Vesuvio cooks...