We are so excited to have begun our second semester here in Florence. It’s been a great holiday break. We are all well-rested and ready to go. Some of us went home to see our families and friends, while some of us stayed (I personally stayed and had my family come visit me–why not?). We’ve had to say goodbye to some of our classmates who only stayed for one semester, and have welcomed some new students into the program for the Spring 2013 session. Anyhow, classes have commenced and we couldn’t be happier to get right back into things.
This semester looks promising for me. I have two classes in the lovely Villa Favard, both in the Sala Rosa, pictured below. It has magnificent frescoes on the ceiling and the walls are colored with a cute pink. It’s easy to zone out and get lost in the allegorical beauty shown on the ceiling, above the dangling chandelier. It’s quite a picturesque room to casually attend class in.
Another one of my classes is located in the French Institute of Florence. Since there is so much going on at Polimoda, we had to relocate in order to meet all of our classroom needs, which is fine by us. The Institute is right next to the Arno River, and our room has a window view overlooking the picturesque scene. It’s quite nice…
In other news, we’ve now completed a full week of classes and are looking forward to future classes and opportunities to come. We’ve seen better weather, but that’s expected during the winter season here in Florence. At least our school is looking mighty pretty. Please see the main entrance of Villa Favard, pictured below.
Expect some exciting posts in the near future–we took a class trip to Pitti Filatti, a textile tradeshow that bi-annually takes place here in Florence, and we are anxiously awaiting our academic trip to Paris this coming month.
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, may 2013 be filled with good health and happiness!
Until next time,
I’m Zach, FMM 3rd year…. Ciao!