Time for the Springfest

What’s better than spring in beautiful Florence? Spring in Munich! The city is celebrating Frühlingsfest, or Spring festival, from April 16 to May 3, and the people of Munich are gearing up to enjoy the party. This year Frühlingsfest is being held on the Theresienwiese, the same open space that hosts the legendary Oktoberfest. While …

Croatia’s Natural Beauty Unveiled

Croatia’s natural beauty makes it one of the best destinations for outdoor activities like relaxing on the beach and admiring cultural wonders. Untouched sandy beaches, the magnificent wonder of the Krka Waterfalls and whitewater rafting on the emerald-green Cetina River are just the beginning of a perfect coastal getaway. Student travel company Smart Trip offers …

Sun and Fun: Visiting the Amalfi Coast with Smart Trip

Known for its picturesque sights and serene beach atmosphere that attracts celebrities, weekend jetsetters and college students across the world, the Amalfi Coast is an Italian paradise. It’s located in the region of Campania, home to a variety of renowned destinations like Naples, Pompeii and the Island of Capri, particularly attractive in the months of …

Sun and Fun: Visiting the Amalfi Coast with Smart Trip

Known for its picturesque sights and serene beach atmosphere that attracts celebrities, weekend jetsetters and college students across the world, the Amalfi Coast is an Italian paradise. It’s located in the region of Campania, home to a variety of renowned destinations like Naples, Pompeii and the Island of Capri, particularly attractive in the months of …

Florence In Ecstasy

Lee Foust The founding principle of every moral system I can think of is the sacredness of life. To love oth- ers as we love ourselves and to hold all life on Earth inviolable is the bedrock of both our secular ethics and religious moralities. Unfortu- nately, the biological conditions of existence on this planet …

A Florentine Breakfast

Arcelia Martin   The typical Italian breakfast is the cozy morning duet of a cappuccino and a cornetto. In comparison to other countries, Italian breakfast is considerably smaller. It was not until recently that breakfast become a part of Italian culture. “Since ancient Roman times, breakfast was not big in Italy and it later became …

A Florentine St. Patrick’s Day

An Irish festivity that Florence is preparing to celebrate. It is St. Patrick’s Day, a very special occa- sion to connect locals with the in- creasing foreign community, prev- alently English speaking, living in or just visiting the city. But do Florentines, and generally Italians, really celebrate this festivity in the proper way? Well, the …