Capitolo Preliminare

We have arrived.

Our Italian adventure has started on August 26th. Divided in four groups, we hit the roads of Florence with our new professors as tour guides. The weather surprised us with pouring rain but it didn’t stop us from admiring the beautiful streets of the city. Actually, it made our beginnings even more memorable. After a couple of hours, the clouds were gone and we were welcomed by the incredibly blue sky. All in all, being in the center of Tuscany is like living in a fairy tale: the bridges, the cobblestone streets, the mansions. You don’t have to be an art historian to appreciate the culture.

Now it is the week of orientation and we are in the process of apartment hunting, finding out more about the school and the city and of course meeting new people. As we are a multicultural group, I’ve already made friends from all over the world. However, I happen to be the only European among FIT students.

Don’t think that we’re only signing the leases and getting ready for classes! Two field trips are already planned: to Siena (another gorgeous city in Tuscany) and Cinque Terre (Five Villages by the sea).

Below I’m attaching some pictures that I managed to take while walking around. You need to see the views!

Wish us buona fortuna (good luck) and stay tuned!