Florence is the embodiment of the Renaissance, which began in Tuscany during the fourteenth century and continued to influence the region and ultimately the world for four hundred years. Now a bustling city filled with piazze, cafes, and museums, the culture of Florence is ideally suited for student life. And while Florence welcomes large numbers of international students each year, students at the School in Italy are noteworthy for their linguistic proficiency and their commitment to cultural immersion.
Studies in Florence
Middlebury’s Sede at the Palazzo Giugni, is situated in the academic heart of the old city, an area bustling with coffee shops, bookstores, cultural clubs, and academic buildings. The Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Florence’s other main monuments are all within easy walking distance. Students also enroll directly at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, a modern research institution that has been central to Florentine academic life for centuries, or the prestigious Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, where they are able to walk in the footsteps of great artists such as Giambologna, Cellini and Michelangelo.