Author: Emily Matras

Emily Matras is a college junior currently spending a semester abroad at Syracuse University in Florence, but back in the states she studies English at Davidson College in North Carolina. She blogs about her European adventures at
January 27, 2011

Florence on the cheap

Florence has long been the capital of remarkable renaissance art, but you don't have to break the bank to see it all. Forget queuing for hours at the Uffizi, which heartlessly does not offer a student discount. Here's one way to spend an art- and history-packed day
October 21, 2010
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Searching for ‘white diamonds’

In Italy, autumn marks the arrival of the pungent, earthy aroma of the world's most sought-after gastronomic delight: white truffles. Here's a round-up of Italy's best white truffle festivals, and tips for those adventurous souls who want to sniff out their own ‘white diamonds.' &