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Expectations vs. Realities: An English Summer Camp

Laura Guay


Florence is a truly magnificent city bursting with historic charm. It is a place where you can enjoy beautiful walks, food, and museums. But if you really want to avoid being an average tourist, you must interact with the locals. I have been fortunate to have spent three summers in Florence, accompanying my dad on his teaching endeavors. I tried to break the traditional tourist lifestyle by going to the market every day and forming relationships with the vendors. In fact, my family and I became such a regular face over the course of those six weeks that the vendors remembered us from year to year!…

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