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Florence, Italy. Lorenzo de’ Medici (by Mitchell Widner ). Where is it?. Getting to Florence. Fly into Florence’s small airport Fly into Rome airport. Then, take a train to Florence. (80 Euros) **Less Expensive. Firenze (Florence) . Language: Italian, English (central district)

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Florence italy

Florence, Italy

Lorenzo de’ Medici

(by Mitchell Widner)



Getting to florence
Getting to Florence

  • Fly into Florence’s small airport

  • Fly into Rome airport. Then, take a train to Florence. (80 Euros) **Less Expensive


Firenze florence
Firenze (Florence)

  • Language: Italian, English (central district)

  • Currency: Euro

  • Transportation within city: Walking, Bus

  • Transportation around Italy: Trains


Lorenzo de medici firenze campus
Lorenzo de’ Medici Firenze Campus

  • Classroom buildings and Library spread around central Florence. All within walking distance

  • Attendance: every absence after the first 2, grade drops 1 letter grade (enforced strongly)


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LDM cont’d

  • Offer weekend field trips to Italian/French cities and regions led by a Professor

  • Overpriced

  • Best educational experience of my semester. Very compact and busy trips

  • I recommend it


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LDM cont’d

  • Offer a plethora of Clubs to get the students involved

  • Film, Wine Tasting, Soccer, etc

  • Offer phone service: (monthly bills)


Florence sites
Florence sites

  • Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)

  • Main Dome of Florence

  • 8-10 Euros to climb to the top


Boboli and bardini gardens
Boboli and Bardini Gardens

  • Versaille-like gardens

  • 8-10 Euros to enter


Others
Others

  • Uffizi Gallery: Huge collection of Renaissance art. Biggest tourist attraction in Florence (8-10 Euros)

  • Piazza Michelangelo: Best views of Florence (Free)

  • Galleria Academia: Michelangelo’s David statue. (8-10 Euros)

  • Santa Croce: Burial place of Michelangelo, Dante, etc.

  • Palazzo Vecchio: de’ Medicis grand apartments

  • Pont Vecchio: Bridge atop the Arno River

  • Fiorentina Soccer Game (20 Euros)


Restaurants
Restaurants

  • Gusta Pizza

  • Mostodolce (Micro-Brewery)

  • Ya-Yas

  • News Café

  • Bigallo

  • Gatto


Possible tuscan day trips
Possible Tuscan Day Trips

  • Cortona

  • Pisa

  • Montepulciano

  • San Gimignano

  • Abruzzo


Possible weekend trips
Possible Weekend Trips

  • Venice-2 hour train ride (approx: 80 Euros)

  • Rome-2 hour train ride (approx: 60 Euros)

  • Naples/Capri/Sorrento/Pompeii (varied)


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