Larry Basirico is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Elon University where he worked for 37 years before retiring in 2020. In fall 2013, he served as Elon’s study abroad faculty-in-residence at Accademia Europea di Firenze. He is an author of an introductory sociology textbook and an occasional guest writer for The Florentine on matters pertaining to culture and society.
If religion has given birth to all that is essential in society, it is because the idea of society is the soul of religion.-Émile Durkheim Experiencing Florence includes far more than a discovery of its artistic treasures: it is also a discovery of self and others. This