Photos taken by Madeline Warren (University of Wisconsin- Madison), Student Correspondent for CET Florence, Spring 2023
This is a little fruit and vegetable stand I walk past nearly every day. It’s one of my favorite spots to pick up produce! Everything is always so fresh, and the owner is very friendly.
Primavera (Spring) is one of my favorite pieces to look at in the Uffizi. We were given entry cards from the program that allows us entry into this gallery, the Boboli Gardens, and the Pitti Palace. I take advantage of this card as much as I can! You can also use your student visa to get into these places at a discounted price.
This is a statue also located in the Uffizi. It captured my attention right away. It’s so amazing how artists at the time were able to create the effect of draped clothing so beautifully and realistically.
Sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo is a beautiful sight to behold. There is often live music being played or a street performer to keep everyone entertained while the sun sets over the city. It’s definitely worth the hike!
The Boboli Gardens are one of my favorite places to go in the city to relax. My friends and I like to go when the weather is nice, and we spend our time bathing in the sun, journaling or reading, and just having a good time together.
We were able to go on a weekend trip to Rome with the program. One of our stops was the Colosseum! It was much bigger than I could’ve ever imagined, and learning about its history from our tour guide was very fascinating.
Here are some of my friends I met in the program enjoying the view from the Colosseum. The Roman Forum was truly beautiful- it felt surreal walking around a place that once was a thriving marketplace and the home of many government buildings!
On our walking tour of Rome, we of course had to stop at the Trevi Fountain and toss a coin in. The fountain itself was much bigger than I was expecting it to be. It was easy to see why it’s such a beloved landmark in the city.
Our last stop on our walking tour was the Piazza Navona. Our tour guide provided us with lots of fascinating information and taught us more about the history of the city than we could’ve ever imagined.
On the last day of our trip to Rome, we went to the Borghese Gallery, where we had a few hours of free time to explore the gallery as well as the surrounding gardens. This was the first room in the gallery, and it was absolutely stunning.
This is a photo of one of the ceilings in the Borghese Gallery- I stopped and stared at it for a very long time. I’m sure you can see why! It was breathtaking. Overall, we all had an amazing time on our trip to Rome, and we all felt very grateful that our program was able to put this together for us!