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Life in Florence, Italy

Life in Florence, Italy

Imagine yourself walking through Florence.   As one of the more than 3 million annual visitors, you join a population of nearly 400,000 residents as you easily navigate the compact city.  You walk toward the train station near the city's center, and soon arrive at your academic home- the Cerchi - which is truly in the heart of Florence.

if you make this vision a reality, you have the opportunity to:

  • Stroll the banks of the Arno River and walk across the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge built during the Roman Empire
  • View Florence from the top of the Duomo, one of the world's largest churches, begun in 1296
  • Wander through the myriad of winding, narrow medieval streets
  • Visit museums brimming with the artwork of Michelangelo, Galileo, Raphael and Botticelli
  • Chat with new friends over coffee at one of the dozens of outdoor cafes, or trattoria - the markets of Piazza Spirito and those surrounding San Lorenzo are not to be missed
  • Venture outside the city walls to explore Venice, Rome, and many other venues of historic and cultural significance that are a short train ride from the city

Florence offers a spectacular European experience like few other cities.  This unique city was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has more than 100 museums and churches filled with the art and sculptures of the masters. Florence's narrow, graceful-cobbled streets are reminiscent of an urban scene of earlier times.

Want to tread your own path through the streets of Florence?  Start by filling out the form to the right to get more information.  Look below to find out what our students think about life in Florence.

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Student and professor guided tour of Florence's highlights and historical sites.

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