Region: Tuscany
Saturday, May 18


chiantiback

Cost: 85€

Pistoia, like many of its Tuscan counterparts, traces its roots from ancient Etruscan and Roman dominion to the Medieval and Renaissance eras. The city’s abundant art, monuments, churches, and palaces bear witness to the complex cultural evolution that has occurred over the centuries, culminating in the city’s official nomination as the 2017 cultural capital of Italy. An active focus of this Field Learning activity examines the relationship between culture, society, and environment in Pistoia. Students will experience locations related to Pistoia’s history, local food culture, as well as the Museo della Sanità Pistoiese (Pistoia Healthcare Museum). The museum is located in the former city hospital whose history parallels that of Pistoia’s politics, tribulations, and artistic development: the Ospedale del Ceppo, founded in 1277. It became a major city protagonist during the 14th century Black Plague, swung between its own administration and Florentine power in the 16th and 18th centuries, had its facade decorated with extensive terracotta works by Buglioni and della Robbia in the 16th century, and finally retired its active duty as the city hospital to become a museum in 2013.

Itinerary: 

Morning departure from Florence to Pistoia. Guided visit to the Museo della Sanità Pistoiese (Pistoia Healthcare Museum). Light lunch provided followed by free time to work on FL assignments. Guided walking tour of the city center including the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Palazzo Comunale, and the church of Sant’Andrea. Artisanal gelato tasting. 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 one's own 


Learning outcomes:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the development of medical care in early modern Pistoia, particularly in the fields of surgery, orthopedics, gynecology, and obstetrics
  • Become acquainted with the history of the institution of the Ospedale del Ceppo
  • Recognize the difference between Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles 
  • Understand the relationship between Pistoia and the surrounding territory  

Payment deadline: 
Thur, May 16


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