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Region: Tuscany
Saturday, May 26


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Cost: 85€

In this Field Learning activity, students will visit Barberino and Scarperia, two towns in the Tuscan area known as Mugello. This visit will allow students to experience Renaissance Tuscany at its best, engaging the senses with a memorable and practical experience in a beautiful countryside reminiscent of landscapes in Renaissance paintings. In addition, students will visit two centers of craft production: cashmere production in Barberino and blade production in Scarperia.

Itinerary: 

Early departure from Florence to Barberino and Scarperia, guided visit of both towns. Visit of two centers of craft production: cashmere production in Barberino and blade production in Scarperia. Time to work on FL assignment and free time.  Return to Florence in the early evening. 

The activity includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation 
  • Entry fees and guided visit of selected sites
  • Field learning staff on-site
  • Insurance

The activity does not include: 

  • Meals not listed above
  • Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on own 


Learning outcomes:

  • Becoming familiar with the history of Barberino and Scarperia
  • Becoming familiar with Italian and, more specifically, Tuscan traditions dating back to the Middle Ages and the RenaissanceBecoming familiar with Italian and, more specifically, Tuscan traditions dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • Gaining a broader knowledge of crafts and products that are unique to the Italian territory, history, and culture
  • Increase critical thinking, especially in relation to the role tourism plays in marketing the history, food, and culture of Italy
  • Develop team-building and collaborative skills

Payment deadline: 
Wed, May 23


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