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Italian Neighbors: An American in Florence

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Florence by Diana1 Comment

Sorry for such a late blog post–this week was hectic! (Does anyone else feel like their study abroad semester has been their hardest???) Anyway… Tim Park’s Italian Neighbours: An Englishman in Verona is a book about covers everything a foreigner experiences while moving to a new country, specifically the country of Italy, which, as I have learned, is quite an …

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Florence: The Birthplace of the Rebirth

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Florence by Diana1 Comment

Florence has been famous for art ever since it had been named the “birthplace of the Renaissance”. With artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Raphael and Botticelli, it’s hard not to identify Florence as being an art mecca of the world. Upon arrival, I realized that one didn’t need a ticket to a museum to appreciate the history and …

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This must be the place

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 7. Travel 2.0, Florence by DianaLeave a Comment

It’s definitely true. Traveling abroad during this technologically advanced world can sometimes be very strange. Before I came to Italy, I started (semi-embarrassingly) following two different “Italian Vacations” instagrams, so that I could screenshot places I wanted to go. I even made a photo album on my phone titled “Italy” to track the places I liked. However, as much as …

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Coming to you live from…

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Florence by DianaLeave a Comment

After spending a couple minutes researching Italy’s current political environment, I soon realize that not everything is greener on the other side of the world. Having come out of such a tumultuous election this year, it’s interesting to see and to read about other countries and their problems in government. Politics and government has always interested me. After taking AP …