Welcome to Firenze! Your visas are valid, classes have started, and you've learned to use that archaic mega-key to your apartment.... Auguri! Florence has been a hot study abroad spot since around 1660, when it was a must-stop on the Grand Tour. You can now proudly rank yourself among high-profile tourists who called Florence their home like Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her husband Robert, Frank Lloyd Wright, a smattering of rich, posh, 17th-century dapper gentlemen like John Evelyn and Robert Spencer, and modern-day Tuscaphiles like Sting, just to name a few. Today, over 8000 Anglo students enroll in over 40 study abroad programs to make Florence their campus. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? It's cool - We here at TF have put together a toolbox of tips to jump-start your soggiorno: hot fall events, insider advice on living like a Florentine, recipes and much more right here in the TF Student Issue! Buona lettura... and happy scrapbooking!