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10 Things We Love About Florence

by AIFS Abroad

Last Updated on March 10, 2020 by

What is it about Florence that inspires thousands of students to go each year? The history, the art, the culture, the food, the landscape? We think it’s all of that and more.

If you are studying there, traveling there, or just day dreaming about it, read on for some travel inspiration.

1. Pasta Vending Machines














2. Interning in Florence

There are amazing opportunities to work in art, fashion, museums and more through an internship in Florence. Read about our student who interned with a modern dance company and other opportunities in fashion, communication, education, marketing, art and more


3.This Photo









From a photo contest winner who studied in Florence.


4. Italian Trains Explained

This guide to trains in Italy. Italy can be confusing for even the seasoned traveler- there are so many rules and yet no rules at all. Ah, Italy.


5. Living with a Host Family

It is one of the BEST decisions you can make. Don’t worry about not being able to come home late and other things. You will gain so much more from the experience! Check out our website and this guide to host family 101.


6. The Mud Angels










In 1966, Florence was devastated by a flood. People lost their lives and their homes, but volunteers arrived to help the locals and the city by saving thousands of paintings, books, frescoes and more. Read more.


7. Classes on Site

The exchange rate right now? $1.33

The city as your classroom? Priceless

You’re never too old for field trips with courses like Museums and Galleries of Florence and Made in Italy: The Symbols of Italian Identity from Espresso to Ferrari. Mmm espresso…


8. Just This Pizza











9. Eating Explained

And a little assistance with how to eat. Italians take food very seriously, so you may want to brush up on what to do and what not to do. Hint: no fettuccine alfredo. Bonus: check out this handy guide to Italian coffee on our pinterest page.


10. Day Trips









In Florence, getting away for the weekend means Italy is at your finger tips. Pretty amazing, right? Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano- read all about the neighboring cities and the activities and excursions with our programs.


Read more about Florence on our website!

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