Farewell Festa- NYU Florence celebrates the end of the Spring 2014 semester with an Art + Photo Exhibition, buffet dinner, and the Decameron performance at Villa La Pietra.
The location of our NYU Florence campus could not have been anymore perfect. Its gardens behind Villa La Pietra are breathtaking and comparable in beauty to the Boboli gardens, if not in size. It made for a cozy, intimate atmosphere as students gathered around to sit on the grass as they watched their classmates perform. With the garden as the backdrop, a panoramic view of Florence on the opposite end, and the sun setting to reveal the stars underneath the Tuscan sky, I knew that we might have been sitting silently, but our minds were busily reveling in the moment and appreciating everything that has happened this semester. It has been an incredible journey in the most beautiful city that I can only look back to fondly and with longing, especially with the prospect of New York and the fast-paced dangling very closely above my head. I will very dearly miss this city and as I am only halfway through my packing process, I can’t help but say aloud, mi mancheró questa cittá.