Author: Avantika Chilkoti

Avantika Chilkoti, a third-year student from Cambridge University, spent a month in Florence this summer attending a language course and working on a dissertation about public space and urban design in the city.
November 4, 2010

Vorrei una piazza fiorentina

I had been told that visiting Florence involves ‘finding yourself,' but then perhaps I've read one too many E. M. Forster novels. If this city really does possess said self-revelatory powers, the ‘self' it has bestowed upon me is far, far from the Sophia Loren I'