Field trips throughout Tuscany and elsewhere in Italy are an integral and deeply rewarding part of the SACI overseas study experience. Students will be attending the field trips that are scheduled in classes in which they are enrolled, as well as field trips that are open to all enrolled students. Some of the numerous sites typically visited by SACI students include Venice, Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna, Pisa, Lucca, Ravenna, Siena, Fiesole, San Gimignano, Arezzo, San Sepolcro, Monterchi, Assisi, Urbino, Tivoli, Hadrian’s Villa, the Certosa di Galluzzo, Vinci, Faenza, Pietrasanta, and Carrara. See the Downloads section of the website for a list of required and optional field trips each term.
For museums in Florence, SACI students are provided a museum pass that entitles them to free and unlimited entrance to the Uffizi, Accademia and Pitti Galleries, the Boboli Gardens, the Bargello, the Medici Chapels, the San Marco museum, and many more historical locations in the city. To utilize this card, it must be accompanied with a form of photo identification.
SACI's MFA and MA students go on multi-day field trips to European centers outside of Italy such as Paris, Berlin, and London, at no additional cost. Supplementary field trips are made to the Venice Biennale (every other year) and to contemporary art fairs and major exhibitions in Bologna, Milan, Naples, Rome, and elsewhere in Italy.
Watch this video made by MFA in Photography student, Hana Sackler, during a recent class trip to Paris:
Click here to view a collection of images from SACI field trips on Flickr.
Click here to view a board of images pinned to SACI field trip travel locations on Pinterest.
(Click on the images below - all of which were taken by SACI students during field trips! - to enlarge and view as a gallery)