Bean There, Done That

If it wasn’t for la bella vita I lived in Italy for over 120 days three years ago, who knew when my taste buds would come around in willingly accepting the bitter taste of red wine or a cup of coffee on the regular. Almost every night, either bottles of good wine or gallon jugs of…… Continue reading Bean There, Done That

Come to love Love

A few days before I left Florence, a few of us from the SSTM took a mini pilgrimage to the Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi. It’s situated on the hills of Careggi, overlooking Florence and the rest of the beautiful Tuscan hills that surround it. I didn’t know much about St. Mary Magdalene…… Continue reading Come to love Love


So I’ve been looking over my notes from Italian class for awhile now. Finally felt like filling out that darn 25 facts survey nonsense from Facebook. Instead of writing facts about myself and my life in general, I thought it’d be fun to list facts, observations, and thoughts about my life here in Florence thus…… Continue reading Venticinque


<a href="”>As the end of our Mediterranean cruise approached, we spent a few hours in Florence touring the city. While my family was on our walking tour, we listened attentively to what our guide was saying about the basilica we were looking at. I happened to zone out for a couple of seconds and my…… Continue reading Firenze?