Now I know where my Journey Ends: 25 Things I will miss about Firenze

Yes we have to accept it, it’s that time! Our journey is coming to an end and wow oh wow are my emotions currently riding on a roller coaster. Reminiscing everyday and night, even through my sleep, led me the right direction towards what my last blog should be.I believe it will relate to all of the other study abroaders going through the same thing and about to leave. Here are the 25 things I will miss about Firenze, of course there are many more, but these are the ones I thought we could all reminisce and relate together! Enjoy!

  1. The glorious architecture and beautiful views everywhere you look                                                                                      Image

    (I took this shot on the top of the Bell tower at sunset. Isn’t it just darling with all the beautiful christmas lights glistening!)

  2. Getting to see the magnificent Duomo everyday                                                                                                                                            Image                                                                                                                                                                                                        (I will never forget the first time I ever saw it!)

  3. The Art and learning all the art History behind it                                                                                                              Image                                                                                                                                                                                                         (I got yelled at for taking this picture, apparently you can get a 300 euro fine for taking it! Hey look thats my Art history teacher at the bottom right.)
  4. The Smell of secret bakery                                                                                                                                                                Image                                                                                                                                                                                             (Right before we took this picture Jill( girl all the way to the right) said, “I wish we could take a picture of the smell,” if only!)
  5. Kikuya’s Dragoons                                                                                                                                                                                              Image                                                                                                                                                                                                        (I guess I never took a picture of the Dragoons, but it was a dark beer with a high alcohol content…yumm)
  6. Blob’s GrenadesImage                                                                                                                                                                                                     (First you take the tequila shot then you take the jaeger bomb…get it…grenade….warning only have one!)
  7. The WINE (not to mention the rediculously cheap prices of wine)                                                                                       Image                                                                                                                                                                                               (This was my roommates and mine’s first time ever buying 4 wine bottles for 8 euro…clearly we stocked up)
  8. The 4P’s- Pizza, Pasta, Paninis, Prociutto                                                                                                                                Image                                                                                                                                                                                              (this was on my 21st birthday, my babe took me to Gusta pizza and ordered it in a heart shape, romantic I know…also the best pizza I have ever tasted)

    9.  GelateriasImage                                                                                                                                                                                                   (This was my first gelato in Firenze, my roommate, Dani, bought it for me since I walked with her to the doctors)

    10. Being able to walk everywhere (convenient and lots of exercise too)                                                                             Image(This was me climbing back down the bell tower, 414 steps….that’s just one way! Not to mention the mountain my boyfriend and I climbed and then walked at least 4 miles later that day….LOTS of exercise!)

    11.  The night life                                                                                                                                                                               Image                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Here is me and my friends at The shot bar….that pitcher was only 10 Euro…and this was just the pre-game)

12. The Espresso’s and Cappuccinos                                                                                                                                                        Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (My roommate, Caitlin, and I went on a wild goose chase for this one….we finally found the News Cafe and got a picture to prove we got our foam drawings in our cappuccinos)

13. Using the 2 euro coins!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (I didn’t have any pictures of me spending a 2 euro coin, but this is what it looks like…there was nothing better than getting to buy an espresso and a pastry with this it felt like spending an American quarter)

14. The smell of bread being made in the morning on Borgo Pinti (and Borgo Pinti in general)                                                     Image                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Good ole’ Borgo Pinti! What a pain it was to walk all the way down this street twice a day, equivalent to .8 of a mile.)

15. Easy travel access                                                                                                                                                                                   Image                                                                                                                                                                                                              (My favorite plane company we used was easy jet, the trains and buses were easy accessible too…everything besides taxis…ironic)

16. The culture                                                                                                                                                                                                        Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (The Gates of Paradise on the Baptistry, depicting the scenes of the old testament…created by Lorenzo Ghiberti)
17. Those mini eco friendly cars                                                                                                                                                               Image                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Thats me next to the eco friendly car, I’m taller than it, I never could get use to those things….you better hope you don’t crash when you’re driving one of them thats for sure)

18.Hot chocolate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (It was actually hot pudding of the richest chocolate, aka the most amazing hot chocolate ever!!!)

19. The style                                                                                                                                                                                                   Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Yes ladies and gentlemen she is wearing heels while riding a bike…impressive I know)

20. The laxidasical attitude of the people (although I think I’m ready for some order again)                                                                                                                                                                                      Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Oh to see those signs again!)

21. The beautiful sound of the language                                                                                                                                                  Image                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Although I didn’t get too learn how to fluently speak it, I will miss the sound of hearing it all around me everyday)

22. The romanticism throughout the entire city                                                                                                                                                Image                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (My beau and I feeling the love of the romantic city…The music, the views, the food, the culture)

23. The micheangelo piazza view                                                                                                                                                                   Image                                                                                                                                                                                                              (This is me in awe over my beautiful City that I was privileged enough to live in for four months…I am one lucky girl!)

24.The city lifestyle                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Il Santino wine bar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (drinking wine on the streets..ohh we’re all going to miss it!)

25.All my new friends and all the memories we’ve shared together!                                                                                                 1471996_10152148135813169_29230680_n                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Couldn’t get you all in there…but this is the biggest picture I could find of us all… you all know who you are…love you all!)

Firenze you have been the best experience of my life, Ciao Ciao for now!