Katherine asked Frances Mayes:

I am a 24 year-old living in Florence. I have a complete passion for the city, and know not what it is I would like to do exactly, but do know it needs to involve Florence. What advice would you have for a young college graduate who speaks Italian searching for a life in Italy?

Frances Mayes Oh, dio!! I love your instinct for the culture but have little to advise other than let it have free reign while you work out personally what you want above all else. Not knowing much, I would say: follow your deepest instincts.

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