For students studying abroad in Italy, Florence offers the thrill of Italian music, food and, most importantly for some, shopping. There are two main markets in Florence: the Piggy Market and the San Lorenzo Market. On opposite sides of town, each has something to offer. Here are some finds, tips and opinions about the markets from one Link reporter.
Harding University in Florence is actually located just outside the epic Florentine city in a small town called Scandicci. Named after a certain type of rock first noted in that area of Tuscany, Scandicci has a town square that hosts a large orange library, more than a few shops, and Mario’s.
Watch the video above to hear HUF tourguide Cindy Nesti talk about her reactions to seeing art marvels everyday, working with the HUF students and what how she feels about her job.
FLORENCE, ITALY - Florence has been a canvas for artists who painted and chiseled their way into history.
From Michaengelo’s David to the detailed façade of the Duomo, students studying at HUF are surrounded by art as they walk down the cobblestone streets, past churches and into the museums of the historic city.
As he sits as his desk in the director’s office on Harding’s campus in Italy, Kyle Thompson is clearly a staple to the overseas program. Students rush in and out to quickly ask his opinion or beg for his help, and he calmly looks up from his online class on his Macintosh laptop to lend a hand to every person, every time.