Tag Archives: Firenze

San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo was the parish church of the Medici family and they didn’t spare a penny on it! The church contains bronze pulpits by Donatello and a staircase designed by Michelangelo.  Also lovely little chapels and plenty of frescos! Most … Continue reading

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Palazzo Vecchio

Friday, after school, I headed to the Palazzo Vecchio which is on my way home. The Palazzo still serves the role as Firenze’s town hall but also served as (one of) the homes of Duke Cosimo I (di’ Medici) who … Continue reading

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Firenze at sunset

From my hotel’s rooftop.

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San Miniato al Monte

Tuesday it was just 97 degrees, so after school a bunch of us decided to hike up to one of the highest points in town with my l’insegnante (teacher), Viviena. San Miniato al Monte is a basilica named after (guess!) … Continue reading

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My Florentine classmates

I must admit that I am not as interested in getting to know my classmates here in Firenze as I was in Siena. Largely because I am only here for the week. A quick idea of how things break down … Continue reading

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Dante’s inferno

It is 5:30pm and 104 degrees without the “feels like” factor of being in a city. It is really just to d*mn hot to do a bloody thing and my hotel is air-conditioned unlike many places in Firenze, so here … Continue reading

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Oggi era il mio ultimo giorno di scuola (a Siena)

Oggi era il mio ultimo giorno di scuola = Today was my last day of school! I can’t believe it has been four weeks already. School has been very hard as I don’t speak another language so have nothing to reference. Other students … Continue reading

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