A Day in the Life of SAI Florence
Kristin, Florence, Spring 2018
May 30, 2018

We handed over our Instagram account to Kristin for the day. This is her day in Florence.  

Ciao everyone! My name is Kristin @kristinhiemstra and I am studying abroad in Florence, Italy at Florence University of the Arts! I am a student from @coloradostateuniversity studying Health and Exercise Science, but here in Florence I am studying History and Photography! Today I’m going to give you a glimpse into my life abroad…hope you enjoy!


Fun fact: On the first Sunday of the month, all museums are free in Florence! This photo was taken earlier this month when I visited the Pitti Palace and walked through the gallery of Modern Art…definitely a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

When I don’t have class, I love to explore the city! The Duomo and its Bell Tower are absolutely breathtaking and are at the center of city life in Florence. I haven’t had the chance to climb to the top of the Duomo’s dome yet, but that is on my Florence bucket list and I hope to do it in the next few weeks!

Before class, I stopped at @pinossandwiches for a quick bite to eat (if you are ever in Florence, THIS is the place to go for a panini—also known as a panino in Italy). Today, I took my panino to go and sat on the steps of the Basilica of Santa Croce, which I pass every day on my walk to school—not a bad view if you ask me!

Finishing off the night at dinner with a few friends! Florence is filled with amazing restaurants, so you really can’t go wrong when it comes to eating out. Heading back to my apartment in a food coma, courtesy of Osteria Pastella…thanks for following me around today, I hope it gave you a glimpse into how amazing life is here in Florence!


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