Published: March 1, 2011


Alan DeGrand (EnvDes’10) captured this rare view of a snow-covered Florence, Italy, while studying abroad there in 2009. He took the photograph after hiking to the Piazzale Michelangelo for its view of the historic center. Usually crowded exclusively with tourists, the square also was filled with Florentines admiring an uncommon view of their city. For great alumni travel opportunities to places like Florence, go to