Update: I Love Spring Break

Hi everyone! I’m enjoying Spring break at the moment!Today I visited Vinci, a small town in the Italian countryside between Pisa and Florence, and the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci (da Vinci means “of Vinci”). I walked a lot and got pretty tired!

I’ve been wildly busy and have been doing my best to catch up on all my blog posts!

Check out my four Venice posts:

1. Venice (the City Built on Water): First Night

2. Venice (the Sinking City): Day Two

3. Venice (the City of Zombies): Day Two Evening

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4. Venice (the City of Masks): The Last Morning

Check out my post about the Italian cooking class I took! I learned how to make ravioli and panna cotta in my Italian Cooking Class.
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And I also went to Viareggio’s carnevale!! I have pictures of the huge parade floats in my post Carnevale di Viareggio.
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I found an organic health food store!!! Sugar Blues is across the river from where I live (near Santo Spirito) —  they sell gluten free and organic food. Here’s my post: Organic Grocery Store: Sugar Blues.
What’s up and what I still need to blog about:
  • Rome– I went to Rome for a weekend with my AIFS program! (posts are still in the works for Rome!).
  • Interlaken, Switzerland — I spend this last weekend (my first few days of Spring break!) in Interlaken, Switzerland, which was gorgeous! I saw the snowy mountains, lakes and the city of Bern.
  • Bologna — just visited yesterday.
  • Empoli and Vinci — today!!!

Posts of all of these will appear, I set the date as the day I actually went, so it may be easiest to ‘follow’ my blog and receive email updates when I post all of these things.

This coming weekend: in less than 24 hours I will be on the bus to visit Prague in the Czech Republic.

Stay well and keep up with my posts!

-Fiona

Organic Grocery Store: Sugar Blues

I found a tiny health food store called Sugar Blues in Florence! I was so excited.

Vegguide.org calls it “[a] heath food store sells fresh and packaged organic food, macrobiotic items, health products, herbs, flower remedies, products for personal care, and books.”

They sell a lot of gluten free food options, like rice-based pasta and many gluten free breads. I was so excited! They also sell these adorable chocolate-covered rice cakes for 1 euro (I really liked them!)
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I also found coconut oil, organic tomato sauce, and gluten-free tamari sauce (soy sauce).

It’s a small store on the south side of the Arno river, only a few blocks away from the Santo Spirito church.
The Santo Spirito. I passed it on my way from Sugar Blues to the Ponte Vecchio, where I met up with my group to go to the Italian Cooking Class I had scheduled that same evening. I showed up to the cooking class with three bulging bags of groceries.