Italy, the boot-shaped peninsula along the Mediterranean Sea, offers its visitors and citizens breath-taking beauty at every turn. From the terraced hills and vineyards of Tuscany and the awe-inspiring architecture of Rome, to the art-saturated city of Florence and the romantic settings of Venice, Italy provides ample opportunities for students to explore the diverse history and culture of this southeastern European nation. In addition to the cities and countryside, Italy is famous for her hearty cuisine, high fashion, beautiful language, and welcoming people.
The city of Florence, located in north central Italy, is home to must-see historical and artistic sites such as the Pitti Palace, the Uffizi Museum, Michelangelo's famous sculpture of David, and the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Students and interns will be able to easily stroll around town, order a gelato at an Italian cafe, and catch a magnificent view of Florence at sunset from Michelangelo's Piazza. Day trips by train to Venice and Rome are a great way to spend a weekend and are conveniently arranged from Florence.