International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Florence

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Assisi is a town located in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208. The town is dominated by two medieval castles. The larger, called Rocca Maggiore, is a massive presence... Read More

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in Liguria, region of Italy, west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the... Read More

Hilltowns of Central Italy

Enjoy the beautiful green rolling hills of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany. While exploring the well-preserved medieval towns and surrounding vineyards that dot the hillsides, students experience the essence of Italy and gain a glimpse into local life and culture. Possible destinations include Vinci,... Read More

Lake Garda & Verona

Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake, halfway between Milan and Venice. It is a real natural gem and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and in the world. It is blessed with a benign climate and diversity of landscape: from the fjord-like north, where the Brenta Dolomites drop... Read More

Siena & San Gimignano

Siena is a city in Tuscany, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tranquil, laid-back lifestyle of this town allows students to leisurely stroll the winding cobblestone streets, explore the Renaissance cathedral, and relax in the beautiful town square, Piazza del Campo. Siena retains a... Read More


Explore the "the eternal city", a vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends historical landmarks with modern Italian style. Wander through the ruins of the Roman Forum, the center of the ancient Roman Empire, and visit the Coliseum. Visit the Vatican City to see the Sistine Chapel and St.... Read More