Mikki ia a proud Bostonian studying art history, Tuscan wines and Italian at the new Florence University of the Arts near Santa Croce. She is spending her last two weeks in Florence dodging tourists and raindrops, seeking out cheap aperitivi across the Arno, and relieving post-study abrad anxiety together with friends.
Walking through a tiny and overpriced
grocery on Via dei Neri last Friday, I spotted the perfect basil plant. It sat
there, right beside the massive red peppers and fresh pasta, begging to be part
of a caprese salad. Studying and living here in Florence has helped
me pick up