As the temperature rises in our beloved Florence, staff and students are working together to stay hydrated and cool. Lucky for us, Piscina Costoli is a beautiful Olympic sized swimming pool with a multi level diving board that is only a short bus ride from our residence.  Studenti have all been enjoying the chance to cool off, jump off the high dive, and relax with friends.  A grassy area nearby provides nice shade for those who want to read or listen to music while still staying breezy.  Despite a new rule about mandatory swim caps in the pool, most students put fashion sense aside and put the caps on for the sake of their own comfort.  And of course, no trip to the pool would be complete without gelato! All in the name of staying cool, the students have tried some new gelaterias around the pool and had great success. We do what we can to stay breezy in Firenze!

A refreshing oasis awaits

Jordan, Isabelle and Stuart are contemplating a jump off the high dive

Feeling breezy