Gone But Not Lost: The Bridges of Florence during World War II
Art, History & Culture / Florence

Gone But Not Lost: The Bridges of Florence during World War II

By late July of 1944, Allied forces were very close to liberating Florence from the Nazis, who had occupied the city for the past year. “The Allied forces are advancing on Florence,” warned thousands of leaflets dropped by American planes. “The city’s liberation is at hand. Citizens of Florence, you must unite to preserve your … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go! Practical Tips for Trip Planning
Travel Notes

Ready, Set, Go! Practical Tips for Trip Planning

There is something extremely invigorating about planning a trip abroad. But with so much information available at our fingertips, the possiblities and choices can be overwhelming. Last year, I planned my two-month “study abroad” trip to Italy on my own, which was equal parts empowering and consuming. In the process, I collected some go-to resources … Continue reading