“Ospitale” A word that best describes Florence
“Ospitale” is one of many words decorating a whiteboard in my office. The very whiteboard I have been using for my Italian lessons since our move to Florence. Every day I get a gift of a new word or an expression from my colleagues, who smile patiently at my childish determination to master a beautiful tongue of the great Dante. Every week, my Italian teacher assures me I am making progress, and dares me with new vocabulary. Yet, when I search for a word that best describes Florence, “ospitale” tops my chart every time.