I’ve got all of Florence at my feet.
We have arrived and settled in after a few days of general confusion and jet lag. We’ve found the grocery store and market, are learning to sort our trash correctly, and have only gotten lost a few times. So glamorous, I know.
But despite this and the forecast (which has called for rain every day so far), the city is beautiful and so very real. Sure, every alleyway looks like something from a movie or photography collection, but there’s some indescribable quality that the city has that makes each part seem so alive. I’m excited to begin classes tomorrow, and to learn about the history of the city and the architecture of this beautiful country. If you don’t learn about what you’re looking at, I don’t believe you really see anything.
In the meantime, I’ll just keep exploring.