Aside from the cheese and wine, the nightlife here this past weekend was nuts. DJ Tiesto started off a two-week music festival of all music to put you in a great mood. Getting together a group to check out the show was one of the best nights here so far. It's definitely a great balance to find things to do at night apart from hitting up American bars and homework.
Florence. Enough said. Unlike Rome, this place - only an hour and a half by train - offered a relaxing atmosphere full of great shopping. Florence is beautiful piece of countryside and a breath of fresh air away from the city.