hursday, July 2
Florence: Arrival day of participants, housing opens, check-in apartments.
Arrival in Florence in early afternoon of July 2nd is highly recommended to rest and acclimate to time difference before the beginning of the program the next day.
Friday, July 3
School of Fine Arts, Borgo Santa Croce 8; Orientation and Guided Walking Tour of Florence discovering the houses of famous artists.
Welcome Aperitivo in front of Florence beautiful view at Piazzale Michelangelo.
Saturday, July 4
Florence: Lunch, “The taste of Summer”, gastronomic experience to discover the rare treasure of Tuscan traditional and seasonal cuisine and flavors.
After lunch visit to Santa Croce principal Franciscan church, known also the Temple of the Italian Glories, the church is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini.
Sunday, July 5
Florence: Visit to The Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 and designed by Giorgio Vasari. It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of masterpieces. The visit is guided by Florence School of Fine Arts faculty.
Monday, July 6
Chianti: Marvelous country side, famous all over the world for its soft hills and vineyard.
Guided Winery Visit & Tasting in enchanting Chianti scenery. Taste of Wines and Olive Oil in one of the most beautiful Villa owned by a noble family.
Tuesday, July 7 – Saturday, July 11
Florence School of Fine Arts: Printmedia workshop from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 12
Florence: Visit to Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and Florence stunning view from atop of Brunelleschi’s Cupola for an unforgettable goodbye to Florence!
Farwell dinner and celebration.
Monday, July 13
Departure day, housing closes, check-out apartments.
The itinerary is subject to minor changes.