Region: Tuscany
Sunday, July 5


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Cost: 85€

This Field Learning activity will introduce students to a hidden corner of Tuscany. Founded by the Etruscans, Arezzo is a main point of reference for industry, history, culture and fashion. Attention will be given to major sites and visits in the city, as well as to the international marketing and trade that has helped drive the city’s success. With fine restaurants and the presence of what is arguably the single most essential artistic draw in the whole of Tuscany – Piero della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross fresco cycle –it’s a must on any Tuscan road trip. Arezzo expresses itself in the getting there rather than the arrival, not radiating from a central piazza like so many Tuscan towns but draping its centro storico across the side of a hill. It has a life beyond its cultural magnets and is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of a Tuscan town that still exhibits the civic pride and community life of the medieval commune it once. 

Itinerary: 

Early departure from Florence to Arezzo. Walking tour and guided visit of Arezzo’s city-centre and main sites including the Basilica di San Francesco and the Casa Museo di Giorgio Vasari. Product tastings, 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 visits 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 during free time


Learning outcomes:

  • Become Familiar with the history of Arezzo and the region of Tuscany; 
  • Assess the achievements of Renaissance architecture outside of Florence; 
  • Trace the origins of many aspects of Western European culture and of modern Western society in general; 
  • Place artwork and other archaeological evidence in the context that created them; 
  • Recognize the characteristics of cultural heritage in Italy; 
  • Reflect on the role of spirituality and religion in Italian culture; 
  • Evaluate the revolution which took place in the art of the 13th Century through the work of Italian masters such as Giotto, Cimabue, and Simone Martini; 
  • Assess the role of Piero della Francesca in the history of early Renaissance painting; 
  • Understand the evolution of Renaissance culture and art in Italy; 
  • Develop team-building and collaborative skills; 
  • Increase awareness of cultural similarities/ differences. 

For availability and payment deadline, please contact EFL office: 


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