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Living in Florence

Unique Culture

Florence is a quaint, beautiful, and culturally rich city in Tuscany.

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An Historic City

Florence has a reputation for its beauty, and it has earned this reputation because of the remarkable centuries-old architecture that mark the cityscape. From hilltops within both the city and nearby, Florence is beautiful.

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55 things to do
in Florence

Make sure to go through this check-list of 55 things to do before leaving the beautiful city of Florence!

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Students at outdoor cafe.

Ponte Vecchio


Piazzas are important public squares in Florence and throughout Italy where people hang out and meet up. They act as the central part of each neighborhood and they usually correspond with an important monument or church. Most piazzas are always crowded with tourists and locals alike, and offer street entertainers and peddlers selling things. There are also lots of cafés which surround piazzas so you can enjoy some good Italian coffee while people-watching. Italians take great pride in their piazzas and utilize them as much as possible so you should definitely follow their example—if you are bored, go take a stroll to the nearest piazza and you are guaranteed to find something interesting to see or do!

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Exchange Rate

as of February 2014

$1.37 = Euro €1

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Spring Semester

Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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