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The Best View of Florence

In Florence, The Art of Travel, 11. Second book by Eryn1 Comment

“It was pleasant, too, to fling wide the windows, pinching the fingers in unfamiliar fastenings, to lean out into sunshine with beautiful hills and trees and marble churches opposite, and close below, the Arno, gurgling against the embankment of the road,” (Forster 28). This brilliant description of waking up in the morning in Florence comes from the book A Room …

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Escaping the Bubble

In Florence, The Art of Travel, 9. Bubbles by Eryn1 Comment

The NYU Florence campus is about a 20 minute bus ride from the city center, this means for most of the week days we are able to escape to the campus and get away from the tourist atmosphere and just go to school. There are multiple bubbles in Florence, and often times the campus does become a bubble because it gives you …

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No Money, More Problems

In Florence, The Art of Travel, 8. Troubles by Eryn1 Comment

One thing that most study abroad students struggle with is money. Whether it is getting cash here or keeping track of how much we spend. The biggest problem I have had so far has involved both my credit cards getting cancelled. When first arriving in Florence I was worried about taking out money from an atm. I was pleasantly surprised …

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A Conservative Italia

In Florence, 5. Political, The Art of Travel by Eryn1 Comment

One of my main goals in coming to Italy was to learn more about world politics and cultures. I want to be more aware of everything happening internationally and at home. In my liberal studies classes we connect real situations to our readings and in my history in the headlines course we learn about news and politics of all countries. …

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Hanging onto Tourism

In 4. Genius Loci, Florence, The Art of Travel by Eryn2 Comments

One of the very first things you notice about Florence is the immense tourist presence that hangs around the whole city. It is very known that the city itself relies upon tourists and that many work in order to accommodate those who come to Florence in order to see the david, ponte vecchio, paintings by botticelli and many more historical …

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Constant Struggle

In 3. Language, Florence, The Art of Travel by Eryn1 Comment

Italian has always been a language i’ve wanted to learn. For one because I am Italian and the second reason being it is such an interesting and historical language. I remember my older brother saying that he wished he would’ve taken a language when he was in college so I thought I should give it a try. I also knew …