Personal: Italian life


Ciao tutti!

Ho sono tornato / I’m back, from my Italian adventure and my wonderful Italian life! Because of my full time training at H&M and my immediate holiday afterwards I had a little bit of a blogging break which I really needed. But now I am back with some great new ideas, lots of creative spirit and some amazing stories to tell you!

Starting today with a little bit of a peek into my Italian life in Firenze, or Florence (As a self-pronounced Fiorentina or Florentian I prefer Firenze over Florence though…).

I arrived in Pisa and took the first bus to Firenze, I was exhausted from my full time training and I also learned some bad news just the day before I left. An emotional roller coaster to say the least. When boarding my plane in Eindhoven the excitement finally started to kick in but I was relieved when I arrived at my Fiorentine apartment. As soon as I met my roomie and flatmates I was happy and felt home! If you guys are reading this, thank you for the amazing time <3

Read on for the full story 😉

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My Italian life was wonderful but unbelievably busy haha. During the weeks I had Italian class every morning from 9 till 12:15 which meant that my alarm went of very early most of the days. Italian breakfast was not complete without Nutella so I bought a huge pot which was practically done when I left my Italian life behind me last Thursday haha. Everyday (tutti giorni) we got a lot of grammar, some new verbs or vocabulary and we tried to talk as much in Italiano as possible. During the short breaks most of the students went for a espresso or cappuccino but I sticked with tea… Expect for my Gucci Cappuccino (more about that later ;))

In the afternoon we strolled around in the city or went on little trips. I mostly stayed in the beautiful city of Firenze though since there was lots to see! Above you can see the gorgeous Arno river with it’s famous Fiorentine bridges, the galleria, il Duomo and piazza Santa Croce with the Santa Croce church. What can I say, Italian life is wonderful!!!

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Sometimes the Italian language school (Scuola Leonardo da Vinci) organised cool trips in the city or bigger trips to Cinque Terre for example. My favorite trip was the trip to the old farmacia di Santa Maria Novella, one of the oldest pharmacies and perfumeries. Besides that I went on two trips organised myself as well. Since it was still a holiday I wanted a little taste of the Italian life at the beach. And so I went to Viareggio with some friends. Two times actually since the water was just perfect and I loved to feel the sun on my skin!

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I am still a blogger and so my Italian life had to be documented! I tried to be active on Instagram a lot and made some gorgeous pictures. At some point I also found someone to help me shoot my outfits and so I shot 3 outfits on 3 different locations in Firenze. One of them was piazalle Michelangelo, a piazza with an amazing view over the city! Here I also shot some photos of my new camera bag from JoTotes. My new best friend for adventures like these 😉

After two weeks of learning Italian in Firenze and my Italian life there I unfortunately needed to leave this city behind me. I moved on to Milano for some days full of Italian fashion, including two days of Milan Fashion Week! Lucky for me my lovely roomie Nodoka was also in Milan so we were able to meet up one last time and have a proper goodbye as well.

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While at first I was not at all that happy in Milano (my last three days I was in the city on my own) my Italian life ended amazing when Fashion Week started! But, more about that later, for now you will just get this little sneak peek above 😉

So far the story about my Italian life! More will follow later this week so stay tuned!

Please let me know what you think of this post and leave me a comment, I truly appreciate it and will make sure I’ll respond to you all!



  1. Chloe Sterk September 22, 2014

    Leuke post chick xx

    • Saranda Walgaard September 24, 2014

      Thanks meis! Ik heb nu alweer heimwee naar het mooie Firenze hihi, de stad heeft echt mijn hartje gestolen! 🙂 xxx

  2. Simone September 22, 2014

    Florence is zo mooi! 🙂

    • Saranda Walgaard September 24, 2014

      Ja Firenze is prachtig, ik zou er heel erg graag willen wonen maar weet niet of en wanneer dit mogelijk zou zijn haha 😉 xx

  3. Kimberley Bergman September 23, 2014

    Ik wil ook nog zo graag eens naar Italië! Echt fijn om te zien hoe je daar genoten hebt! En ohh je hebt Chiara ontmoet! Wat gaaf! x

    • Saranda Walgaard September 24, 2014

      Italië is prachtig, ga er vooral heen zal ik zeggen! Elke stad heeft zijn eigen karakter en verhaal, heel bijzonder allemaal. Jaa, weinig mee gepraat ofzo hoor eigenlijk vooral even snel de foto maar dan nog hihi 🙂 xxx

  4. Sandrina Walgaard September 26, 2014

    Ik wil nog een keer naar Florence, ga je mee? Hihi

  5. Chicks AboutFashion September 30, 2014

    Wat een heerlijke foto’s! En super gaaf dat je Chiara heb ontmoet.

  6. Formula Farah October 5, 2014

    aaaaah meis wat een geweldige verhalen! Echt een gave ervaring!!!

    PS. Doe jij al mee met mijn give-away? je kunt een tas naar keuze winnen bij Intreza! >>

    Liefs, Farah

  7. Pastelbysabrina April 1, 2015

    Waauww wat gaaf en wat maak je mooie foto’s <3


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