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A Day in Siena

 

by Lindsay Nunnery

We stopped in Siena for the day and it turned out to be one of my favorite cities. 

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It was such a quaint village located in the countryside of Italy. 

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The sun was shining and we climbed the top of the Duomo, where we were able to see stunning views of the town and countryside.

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Haivng a Lizzie McGuire Moment

 

I took an AP European History course in high school and remember learning about the ancient art Italians created and how famous they are for their architecture. 

It was surreal being able to stand in front of Michelangelo’s David in Florence (I had to sneak a picture!)...

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and having my Lizzie McGuire moment making a wish in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

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What to Eat in Italy: Gelato

 

If you ever go to Italy, one thing I definitely suggest you do is eat gelato every day!

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American gelato does not compare to the authenticity of Italian gelato. We went to many different gelato places, and I suggest Flor and Grom. They are two places with amazing gelato the next time you find yourself on the hunt for this tasty treat!

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Seeing Where Louis Vuitton Silk Scarves Come From

 

by Lindsay Nunnery

During our stay in Milan, we ventured out to tour a silk factory where they produce scarves by hand and machine. 

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As a fashion student, it was awesome seeing Louis Vuitton scarves being stitched together by the machines. The factory had over 3,000 different colors to choose from!

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Touring Showrooms

 

by Alyssa Francois

After visiting the headquarters of Cassina in Meda, we toured the showrooms of Poltrona Frau, and Cassina in Milan. There we viewed the products they have for sale for special clients as well as walk-in customers.

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Learning How Furniture is Made at Cassina

 

by Alyssa Francois

For our first excursion we traveled to Meda, Italy where we visited the Cassina Headquarters and we learned how furniture is made from start to finish. Furniture has a deep connection to the fashion industry, as the inspiration for designs can be drawn from fashion.

During the beginning stages the wood is kept outside. Throughout the seasons, the different types of weather adds to the beauty of the wood.

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 The seat of the chairs are all hand-woven.

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 Our tour guide shows us the finished product!

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Stylish Bicycle Riders

 

by Alyssa Francois

Trends! One of my favorite pastimes is to people-watch. Here in Italy you will find many Italians riding bicycles. It's fun, eco-friendly, cost-efficient, good exercise…and most of all they look so fashionably stylish while doing so!

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Ciao for now!

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A New York Pizza Lover Finds Heaven

 

by Alyssa Francois

After a day of sightseeing, I was pretty hungry. The first dish on my mind was pizza, so we headed over to Catto Rosso, located in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. After the first bite, I was in heaven.

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I'm a pizza lover who lives in New York City and I've never had a pizza this good. It's so hard to explain the taste but the cheese was so rich in flavor. Scrumptious!

NYC Fashion Students Arrive in Milan

 
by Alyssa Francois

We arrived in Milan after a long but easy flight. The anticipation of seeing this beautiful city was already kicking in for this fashion student.

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Milan's spire-studded Duomo. This church is the second largest church in the world. The Gothic structure is breathtaking!

-Alyssa Francois

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