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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.
More tourist information with hotels, maps, and attractions.
Interactive map of Florence and monuments
Web portal dedicated to youth culture in Florence, featuring many pages in English.
The Carta Giò is a special card for students, which offers discounts on museums, concerts and much more
Radiofleur (acronym for Florence Europe) is a radio completely managed by students and dedicated to culture and music. SACI students may even contact the radio station if they are interested in hosting their own program in English.
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.
This neat website allows you to compare travel insurance rates for your traveling abroad.
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
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.
Promoting Safety Abroad in from NAFSA (Association of International Educators).
A good read for dealing with culture shock!
Facebook: SACI has created its own profile so that it can be added to your "friends" list. If you are already a Facebook user, add SACI Florence as a friend to join the network and keep in touch with SACI students and alumni.
SACI Facebook groups are formed for upcoming terms. Here you can receive useful information from the SACI staff, Registrar and Housing director, while also enjoying the possibility to meet your future fellow SACI students. See the See the Fall 2013 Group. Make friends before you even get here!
Flickr: SACI is on Flickr! See dozens of images of student life and our facilities.
See images of the SACI Post-Baccalaureate experience on Flickr!
You can also follow SACI on Twitter, for frequent information about what's going on in the school and around Florence: http://twitter.com/SACI_Florence
The SACI Digital Multimedia class has a page on Facebook. Have a look at student work!
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).