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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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