Florence July 2018 Blyth Academy International Summers Program

TRAVEL JOURNAL

Florence - students standing

Florence: Venice and Viareggio

Venice and Viareggio The sights and sounds of Italy, it's something that can't be beaten! We awoke early on Saturday morning to catch the bullet train to Venice. Upon arrival, we pranced through the multiple alleyways and labyrinth of streets to meet our guide at...
Florence - students listening to guide near the Colosseum

Florence: Roman Weekends

Roman Weekends Ciao da Firenze, It has been a wild weekend as we traversed throughout Tuscany and down to Rome for our first optional excursion. Students woke early on Saturday morning to catch the morning bullet train to Rome from Campo di Marte, a local nearby rail...
Florence - Fiesole lookout

Florence: Afternoons in Fiesole

Afternoons in Fiesole Hello from Florence! After our morning classes wrapped up on Tuesday, we boarded the #7 bus and made our way up to Fiesole, a once ancient Etruscan city located among the Tuscan hillsides. Upon arrival, Joe attempted to take us to one of the many...

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STUDY ABROAD IN FLORENCE

About This Program

Rising up from the Tuscan countryside is the breathtaking city of Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Florence boasts walkable cobblestone streets that play host to countless works of art and architecture, bustling outdoor markets, and innumerable piazzas filled with locals sipping espresso in the morning sun—not to mention awe-inspiring and iconic sites like the Duomo.

Students will enjoy sunrises over Piazzale Michelangelo, sunsets on the Ponte Vecchio, and visits to the city’s ubiquitous trattorias and gelaterias. Visit the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery, home to classical masterpieces, and the Galleria dell’Accademia, the site of Michelangelo’s David; people-watch from the banks of the Arno River; climb to the rooftop of the awe-inspiring Santa Maria del Fiore, the third-largest church in the world; and picnic in parks and gardens.

Optional excursions allow students several opportunities to get to know Italy a little better, including an exhilarating day out in the Tuscan town of Siena for the Palio, a horse race held since medieval times, pitting neighbourhood against neighbourhood in a bareback race around the Piazza del Campo.

Perhaps choose a day in Venice, the beautiful City of Canals, and visit the Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, and St. Mark’s Square; spend a day in Rome, visiting the impressive Colosseum and Roman Forum; or opt to relax on the sandy shores of a Mediterranean beach for a little fun in the Italian sun.

Itinerary

June 28th – July 20th, 2019

 
Florence ▸ 23 days

*All dates are subject to change.

CHOOSE ONE

Available Courses

Students having class in a Museum

INCLUSIONS

Activities included in your program

City Walking Tour
City Walking Tour
Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi Gallery
Duomo
Duomo
Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio
Markets
Markets
Included in your program: City Walking Tour
Included in your program: Uffizi Gallery
Included in your program: Duomo
Included in your program: Ponte Vecchio
Included in your program: Markets

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Supervision
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal
▸ Access to Vidigami photo sharing
▸ And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

WHERE WE STAY

Accommodations

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Dear Future Student

Florence was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I got to make so many new friends and try so many new things. I came into this trip very nervous to be away from my family for so long, but as soon as we got on the plane all I felt was excitement. We went on so many little adventures, and we ate so much pizza! I recommend Amalo’s gelateria and cookie gelato. Hope you have as much fun as me!

Madison

HOW WE GET THERE

Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

Please Note: Group flights are full. Students may still join the program and make independent flight arrangements.

DateAirline/FlightDepartureArrival
Friday, June 28, 2019
Air Canada flight 1906
Depart Toronto 7:00 pm
Arrive Venice 9:10 am, June 29
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Air Canada flight 1907
Depart Venice 12:30 pm
Arrive Toronto 4:00 pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

OPTIONALS

Optional Excursions

Registration open until June 7, 2019. Optional excursions are subject to availability. Spaces are limited.

Optional Excursion: Full-Day in Venice
Optional Excursion: Viareggio Beach
Optional Excursion: Full day in Rome
Optional Excursion: Tower of Pisa
Optional Excursion: Full-Day in Venice
Optional Excursion: Viareggio Beach
Optional Excursion: Full day in Rome
Optional Excursion: Tower of Pisa

PROGRAM FEES
Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
$2,795
Taxes & Fees$700
Tuition & Supervision$2,500
Total:$5,995**
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $700 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.

***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.