13 days




$ 3,220 – Ratio 10-14:2
$ 2,960 – Ratio 15-19:2
$ 2,800 – Ratio 20-25:2

Single Room Supplement $ 780



June 2 – 14, 2024

Program includes

11 Nights of Accommodation:
– 2-6 people per room for participants, each with their own bed and ensuite bathroom
– Single for faculty/program leader with ensuite bathroom
– Free wifi and daily continental breakfast
All Ground Transportation
Welcome & Farewell Dinners
Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
Full Time On Site Program Director Available 24/7 in case of Emergencies
24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
SAA’s Mandatory Health Insurance* (see next page)
SAA’s $5m Liability Insurance (COI available upon request)
Tips & Gratuities

Not Included

International Airfare

Meals Not Specified

Passport and Visa Fees (if applicable)

Single Room Upgrade Costs for Participants

Classroom/Meeting Space

Optional Activities and Suggestions

Optional Travelers Insurance and/or CFAR/IFAR

Personal Expenses

Program Highlights

Museo del Convento di San Marco
Galleria dell’Accademia
Uffizi Museum
National Museum of Bargello
Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens
Orsanmichele Church & Museum
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Santa Maria Novella Basilica
Siena Civic Museum
Duomo di Siena


DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Sunday, June 2

Depart Home for Florence, Italy

DAY 2 FLORENCE – Monday, June 3

Arrive in Florence, Italy
Airport Transfer
Check-in, Relax & Refresh at Hotel
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency.
Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Italian dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 


DAY 3 – FLORENCE – Tuesday, June 4

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Santa Maria Novella Basilica – Santa Maria Novella is the principal Dominican church in Florence. Several notable works can be found inside, including Ghirlandaio’s frescos in the Tornabuoni Chapel and Masaccio’s Trinity. 

Basilica of Santa Croce – This is the principal church of the Franciscan Order in Florence. It boasts works by Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Vasari, and Canova, and provides a final resting place for notable Italian luminaries, including Michelangelo. We will discuss our assigned reading on the Pazzi Conspiracy in the most appropriate of spaces: the Pazzi Chapel.

DAY 4 – FLORENCE – Wednesday, June 5

Breakfast & Day Briefing
National Museum of Bargello – The Bargello Museum is one of the most important museums for Medieval and Renaissance sculpture. Highlights include the competition panels by Brunelleschi and Ghiberti, Donatello’s Bronze David and St. George, and Michelangelo’s Bacchus.
Orsanmichele Church & Museum – The medieval church of Orsanmichele is famous for its unique history (that involves a market, a miraculous fresco and the guilds of Florence) and for an incredible cycle of sculptures from the early renaissance by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti and more!

DAY 5 – FLORENCE – Thursday, June 6

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Basilica of San Lorenzo- The Basilica di San Lorenzo is one of the largest churches of Florence, Italy, situated at the centre of the main market district of the city, and it is the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family.

Cappelle Medicee- Located behind the basilica of San Lorenzo, is a place where you can see the majesty of the work of Michelangelo. Besides its sculptures and architectural decorations, this museum also shows the Treasury of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in its reliquaries and liturgical objects, recognized as examples of the goldsmiths of the Renaissance and Baroque.


DAY 6 – SIENA/FLORENCE – Friday, June  7

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Train to Siena (approx. 2 hours)
Cathedral Museum, Baptistery – SIPASS for all Cathedral complex entrances. Wear pants below the knee or skirt and cover the shoulders to visit the Cathedral
Civic Museum
Return in Florence

DAY 7 – FLORENCE – Saturday, June 8

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore – The Cathedral of Florence, known as the Duomo, is the symbol of the city and one of the greatest masterpieces of the history of architecture. The visit includes the Baptistery (with Ghiberti’s gates) and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
Duomo Museum – The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is located on the eastern side of Piazza del Duomo and it’s where you can see all the artworks that once decorated the interior of the duomo.


DAY 8 – FLORENCE – Sunday, June 9

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Uffizi Gallery –  One of the most important museums in Italy, it hosts the greatest Renaissance art collection in the world. (Audio guides )
Free Afternoon in Florence

DAY 9 – FLORENCE – Monday, June 10

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Museo del Convento di San Marco – The Dominican friary of St. Mark, commissioned by Cosimo de Medici and now a museum, hosts the most important collection of works of art by Fra Angelico, a former monk in this friary.

Santo Spirito – Designed by Brunelleschi, the church of Santo Spirito hosts Michelangelo’s crucifix and other important works of art.
Brancacci Chapel – Located inside the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, the Brancacci chapel features some of the most important frescos from the early Renaissance. Our discussion will focus on Masaccio and the art of storytelling. 


DAY 10 –  FLORENCE  – Tuesday, June 11

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Accademia Gallery  –  This is one of the highlights of our trip. We’ll see Michelangelo’s David and several of his unfinished sculptures. Buckle up. 

Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Gardens – The last residence of the Medici family is a great example of the late late renaissance architecture, hosting one of the most important Italian gardens and an important art collection.

DAY 11 – FLORENCE  – Wednesday, June 12

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Palazzo Vecchio – Palazzo Vecchio is the main symbol of civil power for the city of Florence, whose original project is attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio. Construction on the solid fortress began in 1299 above the ruins of the destroyed Uberti Ghibelline towers, testimony of the final victory of the Guelph faction.


Piazzale Michelangelo and the Rose Garden – To enjoy one of the best views of Florence, the right place to go is Piazzale Michelangelo, while if, in addition to the view, you also want to be surrounded by some greenery and the scent of flowers, a little further down is the Rose Garden



DAY 12 – FLORENCE  – Thursday, June 13

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free day in Florence

Farewell Dinner  & Program Closing


DAY 13 – RETURN  – Friday, June 14

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Airport Transfer

Depart from Florence, Italy for Home



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Payments Schedule

150 days prior to departure $500 per person is due and payable by January 4, 2024.

90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of 50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by March 4, 2024.

60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of the remaining amount is due and payable by April 3, 2024.

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