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This section of the SACI website offers a series of useful links for prospective and current students, divided by categories. Please click on the titles below to view these links.
Website of the bi-weekly English publication covering news, events, culture, politics, business, travel, food, sports, weather, etc., in and around the Florence area.
Flo’n the go is prepared by the Association Partners Palazzo Strozzi (APPS) to inform foreign students of the vast range of events and activities happening in Florence. Sign up online for their monthly newsletter!
Provides useful information on hotels, restaurants, transportation, etc. in Florence.
Website of the San Lorenzo district of Florence, where SACI is located!
The official site of the Tourism Board of Florence (APT).
Interactive tourist information site with guide to transportation, accommodations and attractions.
Information site with daily updates on current events and attractions in Florence.
"The Florence Art Guide" is an exploration of monuments, historic periods, artists and art works in Florence.
Interactive map of Florence and monuments
The Firenze Card is especially useful when you have visiting friends or family. This pass, which costs 50 euros and is valid for 72 hours, allows you to enter all major museums in Florence, including the Uffizi, the Accademia, Pitti, and Palazzo Vecchio (without waiting in line!) and gives you free access to all public bus and tram transportation.
All you need to know about the State Museums in Florence (Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Medici Chapels, etc.)
Information about museums mananged by the Florence Town Hall (Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Maria Novella, Marino Marini Museum, Cappella Brancacci, etc.)
Join Amici degli Uffizi (Friends of the Uffizi) and enjoy free entrance for a year to all State-owned museums and galleries for only 40 euros (students under 26 years of age).
Opening hours for monuments and museums.
Fratelli Alinari Museum. Founded in Florence in 1852, Fratelli Alinari is the oldest firm in the world working in the field of photography.
Official website of the U.S. Consulate in Florence.
Useful information about life in Tuscany in English.
Locations and information about hostels worldwide.
Timetables and ticket information for the Italian train system. Purchase tickets online.
A guide to train travel and rail passes.
Experts in student travel worldwide.
Specific information about the International Student Identity Card.
Are your parents coming to town? Hotel options and online booking.
The “bible” of all student travel guidebooks.
Always trustworthy, famous for his Through the Back Door series.
A helpful guidebook website.
A helpful guidebook website.
Personalized travel itineraries in Italy.
Guided walking tours of Florence.
Guided bike tours of the Tuscan countryside.
Reverse culture shock information and helpful tips after returning home
U.S. State Department resource for U.S. students studying abroad.
The U.S. Department of State's Travel Information Page.
Tips for U.S. Students Abroad from the U.S. Department of State.
The U.S. Department of State's "Background Notes" on countries around the world.
The CIA's "The World Factbook" on Italy.
"Study Abroad Safety Handbook," from the University of Southern California Center for Global Education.
Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets from the U.S. Department of State.
The Center for Disease Control's Traveler's Health Page.
Facebook: Follow the SACI fan page:
SACI Facebook groups are formed for upcoming terms. Here you can receive useful and fun information from the SACI staff, Registrar and Housing director, while also enjoying the possibility to meet your future fellow SACI students. Make friends before you even get here!
Instagram: Follow SACI on Instagram: @saciflorence. Use the hashtag #saciflorence when you upload examples of your artwork to Instagram (or tag some of your existing posts with it!) Tag your paintings, drawings, designs, ceramic works, installations, digital works, animation clips, photography, sculptures, etc. and you will automatically be considered for inclusion in our posts. SACI will curate many of your tagged works into our feed, and encourage all viewers to follow your handle! https://instagram.com/saciflorence/
Pinterest: Follow the SACI Pinterest Boards - see what SACI is pinning!
Google+: Connect to SACI on Google+ where you can also connect to SACI Alumni.
LinkedIn: Keep up with SACI and SACI Alumni on LinkedIn.
SACI classes on social media:
See images of the SACI Post-Baccalaureate experience on Flickr!
Take part in the SACI Creativing Writing blog (instructor Lee Foust) - for current and former students of the SACI Creative Writing course.
SACI Illustration Journeys: http://www.icastic.com/journeys/main.php
Inspired by a traditional card game, this project shows impressions on the city: like in a slot machine, whenever the page is reloaded, a different combination of three collages is displayed. Realized by the Illustration and Graphic Design classes of SACI (instructor Camilla Torna).