Summer University 2018


Under the Tuscan SUn

Open Call! No Spanish

Organized by AEGEE-Firenze

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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 a little bit of Italian, 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 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!!!

General Information:

From: Saturday, August 4th
To: Wednesday, August 15th
Starts in: Firenze
Ends in: San Vincenzo
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Civic Education
Fee: 154€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Student dorm (6/11 nights, Firenze), countryside house with beds (2/11 nights, Poppi), gym (3/11 nights, San Vincenzo)
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Boat trip to Elba island
Alternative: Free time and additional Italian language lesson
Language: English, Italian
Special equipment needed: Air mattress (if you don’t have it we’ll provide you one) and sleeping bag/blankets (probably not really needed because of the warm Italian summer)
Suited for disabled people: No


Discovery of Tuscan cities, history, tradition, sea and food


Phone: +393488869573

Our ideal participant:

    Open minded, easy going, heat-resistant, Italian art and food lover, party animal… But first of all, willing to spend 12 days among great friends from everywhere in Europe sharing amazing experiences.


  • City tours
  • Visits to museums and buildings (Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio and others)
  • Cooking workshops
  • Italian language and culture classes
  • Soft trekking in Tuscan hills and seaside
  • Treasure hunts
  • Beach games
  • Interactive sessions

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Lorenzo Cozzi, Matteo Nenciolini, Alessio Spaziani
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:


The birthplace of the Renaissance, Firenze is possibly the most beautifully preserved and artistically rich cities 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 expresso, 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.


Pisa 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.


Countryside location in the heart of Tuscan nature. Here the group will enjoy the European Night and nice walks on the Tuscan hills.

San Vincenzo

Wonderful small city on the shining Tuscan coast. It’s well connected by train both with Pisa and Rome.

Elba island

Elba is the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia. It is famous for its crystal-clear water and breathtaking beaches. Napoleon was exiled on this island and lived there for one year.