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Tap In

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 14. Tips, Florence, Places by sabeena1 Comment

Florence, Italy is not an authentic Italian experience unless you make it one. I certainly wish I knew the diversity of Florence before coming, that’s certainly something I did not know much about and NYU wasn’t super clear about. I do wish I did a homestay sometimes, but I am not obsessed with Italian culture or set on being an …

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Friendsgiving done right

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 13. Thanksgiving, Florence, Places by Isabel1 Comment

Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday (sorry, but Christmas is King.) That being said, it is one of my absolute favorites; the food, the people, being home. So naturally this year, things were different. I wasn’t home, I wasn’t with my immediate family, and there was no turkey. But this Thanksgiving was still amazing. From the moment my best friend …

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I’ve Got Sunshine on a Goethe Day

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 10. Books (2), Florence, Places by sabeena1 Comment

Expectations are high when you commit to studying abroad in a place like Florence, and expectations only get higher when you realize you’ll be living near Dante and the like. The passages I found most interesting from Goethe, although he discusses the far, wide, beautiful country this is, are the passages on Venice, our experiences and expectations quite different. Having …

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The OG Davide

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 9. Art & Place, Florence, Places by sabeena1 Comment

I’ve lived in Florence for about three and a half months, and I only saw the David yesterday. The David is Michelangelo’s arguably greatest creation, a seventeen-foot giant, muscular, contrapposto freestanding figure completed in 1504. I saw a lot of his work this break, including the Sistine Chapel, located in Vatican City. But Florence is the capital of the Renaissance, …