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Florence Travel and Cultural Excursions


There will be many opportunities to explore the beautiful and historical city of Florence, Italy.

At the start, a week long orientation program introduces you to Italian language and culture as well as giving you an opportunity to meet fellow program participants.

A particular highlight of the Fall Semester is visiting the food market and buying the ingredients for a traditional Tuscan meal which you will learn how to cook with our staff. What better way to introduce you to Tuscany and its history then through food?

You will also spend two days touring Tuscany, visiting small towns where movies like Under the Tuscan Sun and Beautiful Life were filmed. This will introduce you to the region and help put Florence into the context of Tuscany.

Besides the orientation in Florence and Tuscany, there will be a weekend cultural excursion to Venice. As an important city-state and a cultural treasure, guided tours of Venice will provide program participants with an important perspective on a different region of Italy.

You will also enjoy day-trips and activities to festivals, soccer matches, and important historical sites are part of each semester’s program.

Some excellent resources for traveling around Florence:

Read Testimonials about the Florence Program or Apply to the Wells College Study Abroad Program here.

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Contact Amy Torea, Wells College Florence Program Coordinator, at or call 315-364-3291 for more information.

“I can’t say enough about the program’s efficient organization and the exquisite enthusiasm of the Wells Staff. I am eternally indebted.” —A.S., Boston College

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“The Wells College Florence Program is the most comprehensive and best organized program at Lorenzo de' Medici.” —A.C., The Johns Hopkins University