Avalon Aloia

Avalon Aloia studies Strategic Communication and Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder in hopes of becoming a fashion journalist one day. She is thrilled to have the opportunity of a lifetime to live in Florence, Italy and plans to explore outside of her comfort zone by trying new foods, seeing new places, and meeting tons of new people. Besides focusing on studying, Avalon also wishes to expand her dream of fashion writing by learning and embracing how fashion is expressed abroad. Follow along to see her tips and tricks as she studies and travels throughout Italy!

Recent Posts

Favorite Places to Eat in Florence

May 10, 2022 3:03:00 PM / by Avalon Aloia

Are you getting hungry thinking about Italian food?  Tasty, reasonably priced, and accessible—visiting these cafes and restaurants can be worth your time and more when you're studying abroad in Florence. See what you can get for breakfast, lunch, and dinner around the city, read Avalon's recommendations!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

How to Spend Time with Family and Friends When They Visit You Abroad

Apr 20, 2022 1:30:00 PM / by Avalon Aloia

Expecting a visitor from home during your semester abroad? When Avalon's family came to visit her in Florence, she put together some activities to help them enjoy and get a feel of the city she's come to call home. She shares a few ideas to keep family and friends entertained as they explore, dine, tour, appreciate art and more around the country.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy

What It's Like Taking an Italian Cooking Class for the First Time

Apr 6, 2022 9:58:00 AM / by Avalon Aloia

Avalon shows us all the makings of a pasta dish and more at her Italian cooking class. From prep to feast, our CAPA Florence students prepped a 3-course meal. Find out what the favorite dish of the class was!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

Everything You Need to Know About Eating Out in Italy

Mar 10, 2022 10:35:00 AM / by Avalon Aloia

Avalon writes about all the ways Italians dine and have their meals. From breakfast to dinner—and everything in between—this is your one-stop guide to how Italians do eating out.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad, Local Culture

My First Time in Florence: What I’ve Learned So Far

Feb 21, 2022 10:20:00 AM / by Avalon Aloia

With school having been online the last few years, Avalon packed her bags for Florence with a goal to go through something she's never experienced abroad. When she landed, the Italian food, culture, and lifestyle (and lots of walking!) awaited her. Read more about how she went from feeling a little bit out of place to learning how Italians live almost right away.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Meet Avalon Aloia: Official CAPA Florence Blogger for Spring 2022

Dec 15, 2021 12:45:00 PM / by Avalon Aloia

Meet Avalon Aloia (she/her/hers), an official CAPA blogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2022:

University: University of Colorado Boulder
Major: Strategic Communications
Minor: Journalism
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to finally get to travel through Europe. I have never been and I am so excited to not only visit, but live there for a few months. I am excited about the people I am going to meet and the things I am going to discover. I love art and can’t wait to visit some museums and see all the beautiful architecture!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy


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