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Leonardo Lost: Seek and Ye Shall Find

This is hands-down one of my favorite stories. I mean it has it all: mystery, Renaissance celebrities, top-secret government sting operations, and a little Dan Brown-esque art history (that is actually FACTUAL). Also, for us at Select Study Abroad, it is particularly close to home. Not only is Leonardo da Vinci our BFF and not [...]

So you think you know tiramisu? Try this recipe…Tiramisu al Martini

Since we can’t get enough of Davide (Florentine restaurateur extraordinaire, see here for more info), we are having an extra special Select Study Abroad feature…our first Select Study Abroad Italian food recipe!!

Following the life rules we here at Select Study Abroad always adhere to, we begin this little adventure with dessert. This particular dessert is [...]

Florence’s best kept secret and the city’s best restaurants

If I had a euro for every time someone asked me “what is your favorite restaurant in Italy?” or “where was the best meal you ever had,” I would be a wealthy woman and probably have purchased my own villa by now. Fortunately, my answer to all of these questions is the same – Davide’s. [...]

So many shoes, so little time. Tips for shoe shopping in Florence.

As a very wise sage once said…

“Let’s get some shoes.”


When it comes to getting shoes in Florence, Italy, you’re in pretty good hands. People ask me where to go and I can’t seem to narrow it down. There are so many stores and so much variety it helps to first know exactly what you’re looking [...]

Calcio Storico & Saint John’s After Party in Florence, Italy

It has been just over two weeks since Saint John’s little party here in Florence and things have settled down a bit. I almost forgot about all the fireworks and fun until a few days ago when I happened to walk through Piazza Santa Croce and noticed the stadium seating, which was set up for [...]

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