Tag: florence

Florence on my Own

One of the biggest pieces of advice I was given before going abroad was to take a weekend to myself to explore my city and get to know my surroundings. Boy, was that the best advice I’d had. I have always been the type of person who loves to do things with other people. I ...

Andiamo a Italia

I have been looking forward to posting this most because of the incredible adventures and memories that each city brought to me. Italy is probably one of the most diverse countries I’ve ever been in. We learned in our Italian Style class that each city has different types of people, different cultures, foods, and historic ...

Wanderl(o)st

Even though we’ve been in Florence for a couple of months, we have never been to Piazza Pitti. Piazza Pitti is a huge palace that used to be the summer home of the Medici family, and just so happens to be across the street from our school. It is also home to many famous scenes, ...

Vineyards and Midterms in FLR

Our midterm week is much later than it would have been at Drexel, so we have been studying for our exams during week 6 and 7 of classes. This means going to a cafe and cranking out notes on our lectures and creating presentations to show our professors what we’ve learned. We had written tests ...

Fashion as Art

Our Italian professor took us to a jewelry shop this week which was more about art than actual pieces. The artistcreated these for events and each stood out magnificently. For example, one was a beach made out of metals in a ring. The aesthetic brought together in the piece really showed how unique and different ...

the Duomo will haunt your dreams

Every week with my Italian class we get to go to a new place on Tuesdays and learn about Florence and the history that it has. This week we went to the public library and saw where local students study and work. In the library there is a little restaurant with the most beautiful view ...

Italy – Part II

Hey everyone, I am back in Madrid after my week-long vacation in Italy with my family. The second half of my trip didn’t go as planned, unfortunately. I went to Florence, which was absolutely stunning. I loved it there. It was such a nice city, very peaceful and historic. It was easy to get around. ...

Studying Abroad or Eating Abroad?

This first week was our first full week in Florence. We had orientation every day and learned about living in Florence the hard way. By this I mean your true study abroad experience will not begin for a good month into your time in your host country. Every day of these first few weeks were filled ...