Photos by Lauren Bauer, (Vanderbilt University), Student Correspondent for CET Florence, Spring 2020
Crossing Ponte Grazie after a day filled with art history classes! The sunset was purple against the water and there was a lone paddler in the Arno.
A painting of the Madonna and child, Madonna col Bambino, in the Palazzo Medici by Filippo Lippi. This painting was made during the early Renaissance and now hangs in the beautiful palace of the Medici’s, a couple minutes away from the Duomo.
A large group of CET students from Vanderbilt University enjoying golden hour at Piazza Michelangelo. We all bought wine for a couple of euros at the bottom of the stairs then made our trek up the hills to the beautiful open piazza.
Pasta from a pasta making class! We learned how to create ravioli and fettucine from scratch, along with a fresh ragu sauce, all made from ingredients local to Tuscany.
The Ponte Vecchio on a gloomy afternoon after class. The orange and yellow hues of the bridge still stand out against the Arno river!
Barrels of aged red Chianti wine from the Tuscan hills at castle del Trebbio winery just outside of Florence. We went for a tour of the castle and wine cellars, filled with wine from the last 30 years! We sat down for a homemade lunch and wine tasting afterwards.
Emma and myself on the top of the Duomo after a 525 ft climb! We are smiling in front of the Campanile, Bell Tower.
A beautiful, embellished cape from the 20th century at the Gucci Gardens Museum. Gucci was founded in Florence in 1921 and we were able to take a stroll through their museum located next to the Palazzo Vecchio.
. My friend Georgia and I drawing in front of the Arno River during our sketchbook class. We were trying a new drawing technique called blind contour, where we could only look down at the very end of our sketch and could never lift our pencils off the page, creating a drawing from one, seamless line.
A beautiful reflection of the western part of Firenze against the Arno River between classes. My friends and I were mesmerized by the buildings reflection against the water.