Florence = Peace
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I started this morning with an early run. Though I was
incredibly tired when I woke up, it was invigorating and refreshing to be out
there in the streets. I have not ran since I left
We had class and that was ok. Kind of boring- not going to
lie. After this came a short break before our first museum lecture, so I took a
short nap and slowly walked through the city to the museum. I must say, the
city itself made me feel at peace. Just walking along back roads, stopping into
a shop when I felt like it, admiring the architecture- this is all an
experience I’ve never had before and it was sure to continue.
We had a museum visit and lecture at the Uffizi this morning. It was one of those hyped up museums, and I have to admit, I was a little bored and found it over rated.
We had a break before our next museum visit, we had time for
lunch. I went with a group of people to a ristorante right across from Uffizi.
Given its location, it had great pizza for a very reasonable price. So here it
was- my first encounter with real Italian pizza! It was delicious, as expected
and I never want to eat American pizza again. But I’m sure I will have to. The
food here is just so full of flavor and given so much consideration.
After some amazing gelato, we met at the
Afterwards, I had some time before I was to meet my “group”
for the evening, so I finally took the chance to wander by myself. I walked up
and down streets, some main, some less-traveled, through merchant squares and
along the river. I did some shopping, some looking, and just overall took it
all in. I was very content for having done so little. It was very satisfying to
not worry about rushing around or to have real worries or to have a restriction
They make shopping in
I met my group of friends for our evening adventure- walking up to the Piazza Michelangelo for sunset. Being on the other side of the river, it is a little bit of walk but has the best view of the city, river, and surrounding landscape. It lived up to expectations and the sunset was one of the best I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. It was so serene and breath-taking, especially to watch the city change from its daylife to its nightlife.
Afterwards, we grabbed a late dinner and went back to the hotel for bed. Ciao!