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Florence Highlights

Spend your summer living in the birthplace of the Renaissance, immersed in the culture of the most famous masterpieces of art and architecture. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXdQfmIyPFk[/embed] Learn More About Our Programs In Florence

Unusual Museums Worth Your While On a Visit to Prague

Unusual Museums Worth Your While On a Visit to Prague     Prague, like most major cities in Europe, has numerous public museums in both art and history that are worth seeing. The National Museum with its exhibits on natural history and the Technical Museum just for starters! These and many others are rate a trip out if you ...

by Staff, Anthea Mitchell

Still Tourists?

by Elena D. and Keara S. It’s been a relaxed few days here in Firenze. Every day we have our classes and at night we do a fun activity such as going to the leather school, decorating ceramic plates, or going to the pool. Sometimes, though, it’s just nice to sit for a while and watch people as they walk by. Tonight, that is what we did, ...

Super Arts in Firenze

This week, the Super Arts course is lucky to be working in the studio of a local Florentine artist and colleague of Lindsay, the Super Arts instructor.  During this oil painting section of the course, students are working on still lifes and self portraits, as well as some other techniques. [caption id="attachment_4288" align="aligncenter" ...

Leather, David, and David vs. Goliath

by Sara E. On Thursday, we took a tour of one of Firenze's most amazing leather schools. We all stood around the gilder, as he stamped in the gold patterns of his imagination, in awe. The most amazing part is how many foreign students they take in, train, and create careers for every year. Their creativity is what makes the workshop (not ...

I Moved to Florence and Became an Artist

by Carrie Osborn, Staff Member Florence is a city that does not allow you to ignore art.  Regardless of whether you cross the threshold into a museum, you are constantly sounded by masterpieces.  The façade of the church that you walk past every morning was probably designed by one the best architects of the Renaissance.  The Loggia dei ...

Top 10 Artsy Things To Do in Florence

By our Resident Artist Justyna Ptak Top 10 Things to Do in Florence Florence is the capital of Renaissance. This town is considered one of the most important places in the world when it comes to art and culture. Many famous personalities like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael lived and worked here. 1. The Uffizi Gallery is ...

d’Orsay, Les Invalides, and the Arc de Triomphe

After a hearty breakfast of croissants and coffee, we traveled along the Seine’s left bank until we reached the Musée d'Orsay. Housed in a beautifully converted train station, the d’Orsay is best known for having the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world. Among its many impressive works is ...

Duomo Arigato…

Located near the Piazza Veccio, the Uffizi Gallery is Florence’s most eminent art museum. It boasts an impressive collection of works by Michaelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and Leonardo Da Vinci. The gallery’s top floor, the “Hall of Rulers,” is a long hallway that displays in chronological order the emperors of the Roman Empire. You ...

Last Day in Firenze

Today is definitely a bittersweet one. All of us are completely fulfilled with what we've gained from the city of Florence, but at the same time, we don't want to leave. We spent the day packing, cleaning, and hanging out. We made sure to go to our favorite gelato place for the last time. I was walking down the streets of Florence, on my way ...