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Have you ever noticed the extraordinary door knockers in Florence? When walking through the streets of the city center, try to spot some of these remarkable and intricate designs! #myFUA #midweekinspiration

Sunny skies and Dante Alighieri in Piazza Santa Croce! Did you know Dante was exiled from Florence in 1302 and spent the last twenty years of his life in various parts of Italy? #myFUA #MonumentMonday

Splashes of color in Santa Croce! #myFUA #MidweekInspiration

This monument dedicated to Benvenuto Cellini can be found on the Ponte Vecchio! Cellini started his career as a goldsmith and was also a talented musician, sculptor, and painter. He is the sculptor of the bronze statue "Perseus with the Head of Medusa" in Loggia dei Lanzi! #MonumentMonday #myFUA

Was Michelangelo a graffiti artist? Various legends surround the infamous graffiti on the wall of the Palazzo Vecchio. It is thought to be created by Michelangelo. Some say it was created out of boredom while others believe it was inspired to represent the condemned man. It just goes to show that artistic creativity is prevalent throughout Florence and is just waiting to be discovered! #PiazzaDellaSignoria #WeekendInspiration #MyFUA

When you study abroad, your walk to school becomes a treasured memory of your time spent in Florence. #myFUA #MidweekInspiration

Another one of our students studying in Florence! #Repost @fuaflorence
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Here’s Hana Smith. Hana is a Communications major at Geneseo. Living in Florence has been the perfect chance for Hana to get inspired by the architecture and people of the city, which is shown through her street photography. Hana was part of the Experiential Learning: Introduction to Digital Photography class at FUA this summer. #weekendinspiration #studentspotlight #myFUA

September is here! The skies are blue and Santa Croce Basilica is as beautiful as ever. Did you know it is the largest Franciscan church in the world? #MonumentMonday #myFUA

Did you know Tuscan bread is baked without any salt? Head to the market and grab a fresh loaf of “pane toscano” to accompany your meal tonight! #WeekendInspiration #myFUA

If you’re looking for a quirky place to grab a bite to eat, check out Le Murate! A former convent that turned into a prison, it is now a cultural center with a creative community that hosts exhibitions and live shows. #MidweekInspiration #MyFUA

Here’s Hana Smith. Hana is a Communications major at Geneseo. Living in Florence has been the perfect chance for Hana to get inspired by the architecture and people of the city, which is shown through her street photography. Hana was part of the Experiential Learning: Introduction to Digital Photography class at FUA this summer. #weekendinspiration #studentspotlight #myFUA

Sculpted by Flaminio Vacca in 1598, this enormous Medici lion can be found at the Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air sculpture gallery in Piazza della Signoria. What a beauty! #MonumentMonday #MediciMonday #myFUA

This is a view we never get tired of! Did you know, the Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge in Florence that survived World War II? During the Nazi retreat in August 1944, while all of the Florentine bridges were bombed and destroyed, the Ponte Vecchio was spared. Gerhard Wolf, a German consul, received the credit for saving our beloved bridge. #WeekendInspiration #MyFUA #PonteVecchio

An interesting figure that is mentioned and portrayed many times throughout Christianity is Mary Magdalene. She is considered one of Jesus’s most celebrated disciples, known for breaking social norms. This Penitent Magdalene, carved from wood by Donatello around 1453-1455, can be seen at The Opera Del Duomo Museum. #MonumentMonday #myFUA

Say hello to Antonella Nicholas, a Public Policy major at the College of William and Mary. Although Antonella usually enjoys dancing and playing piano back at home, she spent her time at FUA taking an Experiential Learning: Introduction to Public Relations class. Living in Florence for the past 10 weeks allowed her to practice her Italian, which has been an amazing opportunity for her. #myFUA #studentspotlight

If you find yourself walking up to Piazzale Michelangelo, head over to the Cimitero delle Porte Sante.
The cemetery opened in 1847 and is located behind the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte. It is the final resting place of Carlo Lorenzini , the author of the beloved children's story, Pinocchio! #midweekinspiration #myFUA

Do you recognize this view? Boboli Gardens is a must-see while in Florence. Not only do these gardens have a beautiful view of the city, but they are one of the greatest open-air museums of Florence. You can find centuries-old oak trees, sculptures, and fountains surrounded by greenery. #MonumentMonday #myFUA

In 1265, the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born in Florence. Now, 1753 years later, his home has been restored and repurposed as a museum which houses documents and evidence of his life. Dante is most famous for La Divina Commedia, but did you know that he also fought in battles pertaining to the Guelph-Ghibelline conflict? In fact, here is is his dagger! #weekendinspiration #myFUA

Looking for a quiet and peaceful place to get away from the busy streets of Florence? Check out the Benedictine Monastero di Santa Marta dating back to the sixteenth century. Set in the northern hills of Florence, this Monastery has stunning views of the city center and olive groves. #Midweekinspiration #myFUA #Monastery

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Say ciao to Guneet Singh! She is currently a senior at Stony Brook University where she majors in Journalism with a minor in Business. Guneet is a SPEL (Special Project Experiential Learning) student working in the FUA Communications Office. She is the creative mind behind the latest FUA Alumni Week 2019 video “7+3 questions!” During her time in Florence, she’s been busy writing blog posts for the FUA student blog, articles for “Blending” as well as directing and editing videos for FUA. #studentspotlight#studyabroad #stonybrook #journalism#myFUA

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