Some more Firenze goodness, comin' atcha. On this trip, I brought both my digital camera and my 35mm. Although I thought the digital would be more reliable and provide me with better quality photos (see here), I found that the 20 rolls of Kodak UltraMax 400 were able to capture the true feeling of Florence better than any digital image. It's true, #filmisnotdead. Here are some of my favorites.
above - Our first day in Florence, searching for the best pizza this side of the Mediterranean. Gusta Pizza, you have our hearts.
below - Exploring Pitti Palace, wondering what the lives of past tenants were like.
Everything about this city enchanted me. The history was flowing out of cobblestones and brick walls, and I felt like my mind couldn't quite keep up with the wonder I was feeling.
We were here for study abroad, but let's be honest - there was more fun than studies. Birthday celebrations (including my own 19th!), pottery + painting classes, and a plethora of coffee breaks are what I remember most about our classroom days. (Pictured below - the most life-saving, delicious cappuccino machine I have ever encountered)
The fresh produce in Florence - I have no way to describe it that will do it justice. It is like candy that melts in your mouth. Rows and rows of fresh fruits, veggies, meats, pastries and spices in every market. You can wander around the market for the afternoon and come out with a fully belly and happy heart.
The following aren't the best of quality (turns out 400 speed film isn't stellar at capturing 10pm dinner parties... every single night), but boy do they have my heart. This was our home. Thank you for sharing it with us.
As promised, I present you with the best gelato in all of Firenze (at least, in our opinion + and locals'). Vivoli gelato. Go there. You must.