Social Program to Discover Florence
An opportunity to experience life in Italy
In collaboration with Florence for Fun ( www.florenceforfun.org ) Via Lingua Florence organizes a rich social program. Choose from a wine tasting class where you can learn about and taste Tuscan wines. Cooking classes where you will make a three-course meal assisted by a professional chef and then eat the fruit of your labors! You may want to take a day trip to one of the beautiful cities of Pisa, Lucca or Assisi, home of St. Francis. Or try one of the famous Fiorentina soccer matches or a hike in the hills of Fiesole. If you are feeling homesick, Sunday brunch is served at Angels restaurant where you can order a stack of pancakes or waffles.Florence is a living museum! Walk down any street and you will find art and architecture that will take your breath away.
Florence is famous for museums such as the Uffizzi Galleries, The Accademia, The bargello, Palazzo Pitti and the Opera del Duomo. FIRENZE MUSEI, the reservation service for state run museums in Florence, has English-speaking operators who can make reservations for visits so you don’t have to stand in line.
During your stay in Florence you will have the possibility to experience the social and cultural life through a program of cultural and leisure activities organized by Via Lingua Florence.
These include guided visits to the most important museums and galleries, lectures on various aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society, a selection of famous Italian movies, evenings out for "aperitivo" in trendy Florentine cafés, walks in interesting areas of Florence.
Our social calendard allows you to practice your Italian, to deepend your knowledge of Italian culture and to enjoy yourself with your new friends.
At the beginning of every course we provide a final calendar/program, including detailed information about each activity. We guarantee that the Italian culture will leave a lasting impression on you!
Full day excursions to famous Italian cities and to most renowned sites are organized during the weekends, usually on Saturday. Half day excursions to places of interest close to Florence and to wine producing farm are organized during the week in the afternoon.
Siena and San Gimignano, Pisa, Roma, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre (seaside), Chianti (visit to a winery).
ART HISTORY APPOINTMENTS
These are guided visits to the most important museums and galleries: Duomo, Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, The Medici Villas.
Various aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society are presented: Italian Songs, Italian Fashion, Italian Cuisine, Italian Wines, Italian Gestures, Italian Art, Italian Opera.
A selection of famous Italian films is shown regularly in the city.
FLORENCE BY NIGHT
Welcome and farewell get-togethers, musical events, restaurants, and typical bars.