On Sunday, ten FSU students, along with hundreds of other American university students and thousands of Florentines, participated in Corri La Vita, the annual breast cancer research walk. We woke up early and met at the Ponte Vecchio to say hello to Sue and take our group picture before we headed to Piazza del Duomo where the beginning of the three-kilometer walk took place. Adults, children, and dogs were all wearing pink, the color of this year’s t-shirts. The weather was perfect for a walk through the city and the three kilometer track took us through the Boboli Gardens. What a wonderful way to get out and see the city and support an important cause!
After the walk, Connor, Elia and I went to The Diner for a typical American breakfasts of eggs, bacon, toast, hash browns, and coffee, and then proceeded to two nearby museums, as from 2-6pm entry for those wearing the pink “Corri La Vita” shirt was free. We decided to go to the Salvatore Ferragamo museum, as Ferragamo sponsored the walk this year, as well as Palazzo Strozzi’s Divine Beauty exhibition. Both were very beautiful and had very cool displays! That night in Via Romana, we also hosted a potluck for all of the students who were in town (many were camping in Munich for Oktoberfest) and enjoyed great food, great wine, and great company in the courtyard. Buona domenica a tutti!
-Samantha Gillen, PA Fall 2015