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In Florence, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Bliss by Drew Kohl1 Comment

I was feeling a bit uneasy, and like I was very ready to go home and be finished with my journey in Italy. I had plans later that evening to walk around with a friend and grab some dinner. We ended up just wandering around for hours, far from the hustle of the tourists near the Duomo. We entered a …

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A Tramp Abroad

In Florence, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Books-2 by Drew Kohl2 Comments

Mark Twain’s A Tramp Abroad chronicles the travels of Twain through Europe, and the small details that travelers such as himself come across while on a long journey. He notices the colors of hats on students, identifies small bugs on the ground, and the characters of renowned hotels and gesticulating Italians. When you visit a place for a day or …

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Sense of Place

In Florence, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Genius loci by Drew Kohl2 Comments

Florence is of course the birthplace of the renaissance, and one of the art hubbs of the world. This seems to be the outstanding identity of Florence when the city is mentioned. But, that is the tourists definition of Florence. The Florence everyone thinks about really only encompasses a few key places: the Duomo, Museo L’academia, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Michelangelo. …