Michael Basirico is a 15-year-old high school sophomore who resides in Burlington, North Carolina. He found his love for Florence while living abroad in the fall of 2013. Aside from writing, he enjoys all forms of music, including piano, which he has played for nine years, and playing golf.
As anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to live in Florence can tell you, it is both a world-class city and a small town. While no short visit can come close to the experience of a months-long stay, a willingness to explore can lead to an approximation