Under the Italian Sky: Navigating your Lodging Options

Amber Jenness

When traveling through Italy, there are many options for places to stay. It’s hard to strike the balance between finding the right location and a reasonable cost, but it is possible. Some common places to stay at in Italy are a Hostel, a Hotel ,a Agriturismo or a B&B. This may be overwhelming not knowing which to choose from, but never fear I have explained below your basic guide to accommodation’s in Italy including helpful phrases and traveling tips!

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How to: A Guide to Visiting an Italian Opera

Kaydee Culclasure


Opera is one of the most iconic attractions of Italy. Originating in Florence, Italy, opera has been a popular form of entertainment for about 400 years. When visiting Italy, it is the perfect activity for a night out. Here’s a quick history of opera.

I love musicals. So naturally, I was thrilled to learn that our study abroad group would be attending one in Rome during our trip! No, musicals and operas are not even close to the same thing, but I enjoy romance and music and acting, so I was definitely looking forward to this activity from day one. I’ve never been to an opera, so I had to figure out how to dress and act for the event. Here are some thing’s I’ve learned.

Inside the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Italy

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The Top 4 Must See Churches In Rome

Stephen Markee

If you have never visited Rome, your eyes will light up by the overwhelming beauty of the cities churches. The city that birthed the modern Christianity we know today, holds a total of close to 900 churches. That being said, it is impossible to visit every single church with only one short visit to Rome. As you flood the streets of Rome, with churches on every corner, you will be amazed at the sizes, structures, and beauty of each building as they all hold their own story and interesting facts. Surely you will be astounded by the frescoes, sculptures and paintings each church presents.

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View of the many churches in Rome // image via

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Navigating an Italian City

Carleigh Begin & Taylor Cox 

Navigating any new city can be difficult, especially one where no one speaks your language. Even though that may seem difficult, Italy has so much to offer and teach us. From cafés to gelato, it is impossible to not enjoy yourself. After a few days of exploring, we’ve come up with our best advice for safe and easy travels around any Italian city!

Welcome to Arezzo

Welcome to Arezzo


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Italy Survival Guide Overview

Mark A. Flynn, Ph.D.

Benvenuto (Welcome) to the Italy Survival Guide blog!

Over the next three weeks, students enrolled in COMM 150: Media, Self, and the World through Coastal Carolina University will be documenting their experiences, developing blogging skills, and producing a practical guide for any traveler looking to explore Italy! I would like to start by telling you a bit about why we are embarking on this blogging journey, where we are staying, and what we will blog about. Continue reading