Author: amara

How I Spent My Last Week in Florence

As you all know from following along with the blog and reading the other student’s updates, we had to leave Florence due to the outbreak of COVID-19. It’s crazy to think that just over a month ago I thought coronavirus wasn’t a big issue and now the US has the […]

My Last Few #FeastsofFlorence

Ciao! Welcome back to Feasts of Florence! This week’s post is a continuation of my previous one and I will be sharing where I ate in my last days in Florence. Il Mercato Centrale di Firenze The last field trip we were able to go on before our program was […]

Eating My Way Through Florence

As you may have read, due to the spread of the coronavirus in Italy, the Mount decided to suspend our program on February 28 and sent us home. I will write more about my experiencing leaving early in a separate blog post, but I will say now that in the […]

Best Brunch in Florence!

Welcome back to Feasts of Florence! This post will cover the most important meal of the day, and also my favorite meal: breakfast! Here in Florence breakfast, or colazione, is very different and much lighter. Back home while we might enjoy scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast, Italians usually eat pastries. […]

Differences in Restaurant Culture in Florence

Welcome back to Feasts of Florence! As I mentioned in my first blog, last week we got the chance to visit two different vineyards, one of which, Castello del Trebbio, was formerly owned by both the Pazzi and Medici families. Chianti is the type of wine produced in this region […]