Author: Kate Vredenburgh

Kate Vredenburgh, a junior at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, is currently enrolled in the Syracuse Univesity in Florence program. A student of literature and philosophy, she has recently become interested in conservation while studying art history.
February 21, 2008
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo mozzarella roams

Popular opinion has it that a decrease in latitude in Italy corresponds to an increase in the quality of food, which reaches its peak in the culinary Mecca surrounding Naples and Sicily. While gross generalizations should, of course, be avoided whenever possible, I was more than happy to find a
December 13, 2007
LIFESTYLE

Visions and voice

Weaving through the crowd at Piazza della Stazione, you are assaulted by the noise and the crush of people that is ever present in Florence’s busy city center. The brown brick backside of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, an oddly anachronistic image juxtaposed with the city buses
November 29, 2007
LIFESTYLE

Wheres Waldo?

It is almost impossible to walk a block through the center of Florence without catching a glimpse of one of the city’s most-loved, iconic, revenue-inducing images: Michelangelo’s David. Copies come in nearly every desired, or perhaps undesired, shape and size, from puzzles to vaguely