Hills of TuscanyFlorence is an exciting city in which to live and study. The historic center of Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Florence is regarded as one of the most beautiful and most preserved Renaissance cities in the world. Set in the golden hills of Tuscany, the city is filled with elegant piazzas, Renaissance palaces, museums, art galleries, parks, gardens, churches and basilicas.

Florence is often called the "art capital of Italy." Unlimited museum passes offer the opportunity to see some of the world’s greatest artistic treasures including Michelangelo's David and Botticelli's Birth of Venus. See frescoes and architecture by Giotto. Enjoy the Baroque sculptures adorning the city's fountains. Linger at the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi Gallery with their vast collections of paintings and sculptures. View the magnificent Duomo, and the Basilica of Santa Croce where Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli are buried. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, a 14th century bridge spanning the River Arno. Experience a typical trattoria, where you can find some of the best food in Italy. Shop in the chic stores of Via de' Tornabuoni or the flea market in Via Petrapiana, pausing for a delicious gelato or espresso.

Florence is the perfect city to acquire a genuine appreciation of Italian life and culture.