Study Abroad ’15 Part Two: FLORENCE, Italy

Ciao, Firenze!

The last half of my trip was spent in beautiful Florence. Unlike Rome, Florence was clam, small, and charming. Don’t get me wrong though, there are probably just as many (or more) bars and clubs and places to go for fun. There are also some really important sites to see, such as the Duomo and Michelangelo’s David sculpture. There were tons of high-end designer shops, fast fashion stores like H&M and Zara, and local boutiques. I did most of my shopping in Florence and I learned a lot about fashion as well. We went to a leather workshop, the Gucci Museum, the Ferragamo Shoe Museum, and some textile and costume museums as well.

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Gucci MuseumIMG_6407 IMG_6409

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The Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti)IMG_6452 IMG_6454 IMG_6455 IMG_6457 IMG_6459 IMG_6462 IMG_6463 IMG_6464 IMG_6465 IMG_6468 IMG_6469 IMG_6470 IMG_6473 IMG_6476 IMG_6477 IMG_6478 IMG_6479 IMG_6481

Textile Museum in PRATO IMG_6482 IMG_6483 IMG_6484 IMG_6485 IMG_6486 IMG_6489 IMG_6490 IMG_6491 IMG_6493 IMG_6494 IMG_6495 IMG_6496 IMG_6499 IMG_6500 IMG_6503

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Giorgio Vasari’s frescoes of the Last Judgment (1572-9).

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Climbing The Duomo

Yes, I climbed all 463 steps of the Duomo! It was dark, small, scary, and tiring! But, I must admit that the view at the top was worth it. I would suggest doing it once in your lifetime. It wasn’t easy, but it was an adventure. IMG_6517 IMG_6519 IMG_6520 IMG_6521 IMG_6523

Bye Italia! I will be back ❤
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