Life in Florence

If I were to become a permanent resident here in Florence I would most certainly want to live in the neighborhoods surrounding the city. Living outside of the city center would be far more relaxing and quiet than living in the city center. I would love to continue working with Studio Bigazzi, Santi e Associati,…

My Favorite Trips

(Featured photo is Florence from Fiesole) Hi again, Last time I talked about all of the trips that I’ve taken while living in Italy along with all the things available to do in Florence. This week I’m going to share which places were my favorites. I’ll start off first with my only trip outside of…

See the World

(Photo is from Castel Sant’Elmo in Naples)   While living in Florence for the past few months I’ve had some great opportunities to travel around. Almost all of my travels have been exclusively in Italy, with each city being unique and having different sights and experiences to offer. So far  in Italy I have visited:…

The Second Half

After a nice relaxing spring break in Greece and a short trip to Palermo, I am back in Florence. Sparta, while not a particularly touristic city, was absolutely fantastic an I cannot say enough about the city. Surrounded on both sides by mountain ranges, the views in Sparta were absolutely spectacular. Most mornings I would…

Carnevale … and midterms

This past weekend was the opening celebration of Carnevale 2019 in Venice, with the first part festival taking place on Saturday night, followed by the second part on Sunday morning. With 130 boats traveling from Punta della Dogana all the way down the Cannaregio, it was quite the sight to see. However, while this weekend…

Time flies when you’re having fun!

Ciao tutti, È difficile a credere che febbraio sia già qui, e che a quest’ora la settimana prossima sarò a Firenze per più di un mese. Le settimana stanno iniziando a passare velocemente, ma con questa velocità ho ottenuto maggiore familiarità e comodità con la mia nuova città. Credo la cosa che mi ha aiutato…

La Mia Prima Settimana a Firenze

Salve tutti, Voglio iniziare con un breve introduzione in italiano. So che ho fatto la giusta decisione quando ho scelto di studiare in Firenze è la miscela perfetta ta una grande e una piccola città. È meraviglioso di camminare a notte sulle strade del acciottolato e vedere le luce della città sul’Arno, è come un…

Less than a month to Italy

  Hi everybody! My name is Jared Urich and I’m a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh. Ever since my high school Finance and Investments course I have been interested by the concept and its applications in the world of business. And it was that interest that led me to the decision to major in…

Meet the Pitt Business Student Bloggers for Spring 2019!

Panther Program Blog Overview The University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Programs are offered for all students covering almost every academic major. Each Panther Program scholarship recipient participated in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with friends, family, and prospective students. Meet the Spring 2019 Pitt Business Student Bloggers: Spring Bloggers Meet the GBI…