My final week in Florence is drawing to a close, after a thrilling five weeks in the city. Considering I only had a few days left, I took advantage of the opportunity to visit several of the museums, restaurants, and stores in Florence that I had not yet visited, all while studying for my final exam and preparing my essay for my Food, Wine, and Culture in Italy course. On the last day of class, I learned how to make pasta dough for spinach and ricotta cheese ravioli, and from what I learn I can’t wait to cook it for my family and friends once I get home. However, I will miss walking to various places with my friends and traveling to different cities. Especially, walking past the Duomo every day to school! My friends and I was planning on climbing the Duomo before we leave, but the ticket was sold out, unfortunately, but this will give me another reason to come back and visit Florence!
For one last dinner in Florence, my friend had planned an early surprise birthday for my other friends, where we ate at the top of Piazzale Michelangelo. At the top, the view was stunning as it will be my last time seeing the whole city from the top and I will miss stuffing myself with Italian pasta and dessert.
I am ecstatic to have had the opportunity to experience the architecture, attractions, and history that can be seen throughout Florence. This trip to Italy gave me a broader global view and that the material I learn during my time here has facilitate my personal and professional development in ways that are now unfathomable.