Cultural Program

Cultural Immersion in the Community

To help you get a true taste of Italian culture, RICHMOND staff organize an excellent program of cultural and social activities and advise students on how to get the most from life in Florence. Most events are included in the program fee and only some require a small supplementary fee. Past activities have included:

  • Italian cooking classes
  • Wine tastings
  • Pizza making class
  • Italian chocolate tastings
  • Italian cheese tastings
  • Gelato tour (discover the best “gelaterie” in town)
  • Concerts/theater (operas and ballets)
  • Dinners with Italians
  • Lectures and workshops
  • Museum visits
  • Art galleries
  • Costume jewelry making

Field Trips and Excursions

Class related field trips and extracurricular trips have included visits to:

  • Milan
  • Vinci
  • Pisa
  • Lucca
  • Cinque Terre
  • Tuscan farm
  • Fashion factory
  • Ferrari Museum
  • Vespa factory (Piaggio Museum)
  • Backstage visit to the famous Pitti Immagine Uomo fashion show

Information on other attractive locations in Italy is made available to students.


Dr. Monica Giovannini

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Richmond Study Center
Via Maggio 11
Florence 50125 Italy

Phone: (+39) 055 213851