What comes first to your mind when you think about Tuscany? Art, food, history or beaches? All these things?
Well, the lucky participants of our Summer University will have the unique chance to experience all the best aspects of our beautiful region. You will discover the fascinating atmosphere and the stunning masterpieces of Renaissance, the mysterious traces of Etruscans, the rural life surrounded by a wild and beautiful nature typical of the Tuscan countryside, the breathtaking sunset landscapes on the Tuscan seaside and the crystal-clear water of Elba Island. And what about food? You will taste Italian cuisine specialties and learn how to prepare dishes such as pizza, pasta and tiramisù in special workshops. If this is not enough for you, thanks to our lessons, you will even be able to speak Italian language, to think and feel as a real Italian. You will also have the chance to party every night with a multicultural group of participants and awesome organizers, don’t you already feel tons of AEGEE spirit spreading in the air?!
Can you desire more? An Italian midsummer dream is waiting for you: AEGEE-Firenze with all its "LOVE" is going to help you to dive in the Italian life style under a sun ready to warm your body, soul and heart. You cannot miss this charming chance to change your life!!! As AEGEE-Firenze, we're quite sure that the event it's going to be unforgettable and we'll do our best to make it real!!!
Discovery of Tuscan cities, history, tradition, sea and food
FirenzeThe birthplace of the Renaissance, Firenze is possibly the most beautifully preserved and artistically rich city in the world. Here, artistic treasures and architectural masterpieces of the past blend with ancient streets lined with elegant boutiques, peaceful parks, streetside cafes offering steaming hot espresso, unforgettable dining establishments and breathtaking views. Set in a valley on the banks of the Arno, Firenze is one of the best-known and best-loved cities of the world. Striking buildings, treasure-filled galleries and ancient churches attest to the nature of the Florentines to proudly display their riches for all to enjoy.
Arrival info: the possible airports to reach us are Firenze, Pisa (many low-cost companies fly here and it’s really well connected with Firenze), Bologna (many low-cost companies fly here and it’s well connected with Firenze), Roma (connected with Firenze both by train and low cost buses), Milano (connected with Firenze both by train and low cost buses).
PisaPisa is known worldwide as the city of the leaning tower, an icon of the Italian culture. Along with its Cathedral, its Baptistery, its Monumental Cemetery and museums, the leaning tower forms one of the most relevant architectural complexes in the world, called Square of Miracles for its beauty. Surrounded by the medieval walls, and decorated by its Romanic churches, Pisa was founded during the VII century by the Etruscans and during the Middle Age became one of the major maritime powers in the Mediterranean Sea. Also known as the city of Galileo, who was born here in 1564, Pisa hosts now three high ranking universities, whose 50000 students animate the streets of this fascinating city.
ScarperiaCountryside location in the heart of Tuscan nature. Not far from Bilancino lake in which participants will enjoy a relaxing time after parting hard in the countryside house.
San VincenzoWonderful small city on the shining Tuscan coast.
Departure info: from the train station of San Vincenzo you can easily reach Pisa, Roma and Firenze.
Elba islandElba is the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia. It’s is famous for its crystal-clear water and breathtaking beaches. Napoleon was exiled on this island and lived there for one year.