Field Trips

Field Trips

An exciting and extensive field trips program awaits you in Florence. Traveling to diverse locations throughout the Italian peninsula, you will be wowed by Italy's natural beauty, become immersed in the country's rich past and present, and discover how so many towns and cities became great centers of western art, architecture and culture. On any given weekend you may find yourself exploring archeological excavations in Pompei, walking deep into an Etruscan tomb, climbing the dome of the world's largest basilica, or floating down the Grand Canal of Venice.

Visits to historic monuments and contemporary museums, access to private openings, after-hour entrances, hands-on experiences and thought-provoking lectures are just part of what makes the SU Florence field trip program unique.

All-School Trips

The objective of the All-School Field Trips Program is to offer students the opportunity to travel to cities throughout Italy under the guidance of an experienced professor or lecturer.


Each semester the All-School Field Trips Program includes Insider's Florence city tours, day trips to Italian cities such as Assisi, Siena, San Gimignano, Ravenna, Pisa, Lucca, Venice and many more! Students can also choose to participate in an overnight trip to Rome. All-school field trips are open to all students not enrolled in the School of Architecture professional degree program. All-school field trip costs (minus meals) are covered by your program fee. Sign-ups will take place during Orientation. 

Course-Related Field Trips

Many courses include one or more course-related study tours which are an integral and mandatory part of the course. The cost of these trips is included in the course fee for which you will be billed through your bursar account.

School of Architecture

All students enrolled in the School of Architecture professional degree program take the 3-credit ARC571 Survey of Italian Architecture field trips course. Architecture students may also take an elective which includes additional study tours for which you will be billed through your bursar account. In the case of a scheduling conflict, contact the architecture and field trip program coordinators immediately.

Contact Us

For more information, or in the event of a scheduling conflict between two or more course trips, please contact the field trip coordinator Julia Colchie.