Your Daily Itinerary in Italy

Tentative Program Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday, March 18, 2016
12:14 pm: Depart Rochester, NY for Florence, Italy on Delta #3753
1:45 pm: Arrive in Detroit, MI
5:00 pm: Depart Detroit MI on Delta #132

Meals: In-flight meals
Transportation: Rochester, Ny to Florence, Italy (round trip int’l airfare)

Day 2 – Saturday, March 19, 2016
5:50 am: Arrive in Amsterdam
10:00 am: Depart Amsterdam on KLM #1641
12:00 Noon: Arrive in Florence! Meet your CISabroad On-Site Program Coordinator at the airport, then transfer to accommodations upon arrival
Afternoon: CISabroad Welcome Orientation, neighborhood, and city walking tour to get acquainted with Florence
7:00 pm: Group Welcome Dinner

Meals: Per Airline, Dinner
Transportation: Airport to accommodations (transfer by taxis), to all other visits and dinner (walking)

Day 3 – Sunday, March 20, 2016
8:45 a.m.: Visit the Accademia to see Michelango’s David, followed by the Santa Maria Novella church
Afternoon: Stop for lunch on own at Florence’s Central Market
Evening: Optional La Vida Local trip to Piazza Michelangelo

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: To all visits (walking)

Day 4 – Monday, March 21, 2016
Morning: Visit the church of Orsanmichele followed by the Florence Baptistery and Duomo
Afternoon: Continue visits to the Duomo

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: To all visits (walking)

Day 5 – Tuesday, March 22, 2016
10:00 am: Visit the Uffizi Gallery
Afternoon: Free time, with La Vida Local cultural activity suggestions available from CISabroad On-Site Program Coordinator (OPC)

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: To all visits (walking)

Day 6 – Wednesday, March 23, 2016
10:00 a.m. Visit La Specola
1:30 p.m.: Visit the Anatomy museum at Careggi Hospital

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: To all visits (walking)

Day 7 – Thursday, March 24, 2016
8:30 am: Group entry to the Bargello
11:30 am: Gelato workshop at a local gelato stop to learn how it’s made!
Afternoon: La Vida Local cultural activity suggestions available from CISabroad OPC
Evening: La Vida Local trip to the hillside town of Fiesole to view the sunset over Florence

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: All visits (walking); to/from Fiesole (public transportation)

Day 8 – Friday, March 25, 2016
8:30 am: Depart from Florence for a day trip to Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Guided tour at the Leonardian Library followed by a guided tourat the Museo Leonardiano
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Free time to have lunch and walk around
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Guided tour of the House of Leonardo da Vinci
4:30 pm: Depart Vinci for Florence
6:30 pm: Group Farewell Cooking Class & Dinner in Florence

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Transportation: To/from Vinci (private coach); to dinner and all other visits (walking)

Day 9 – Saturday, March 26, 2016

4:00 a.m. Depart the hotel for the airport
6:30 am: Depart Florence on KLM #1638
8:55 am: Arrive in Amsterdam
1:00 pm: Depart Amsterdam on Delta #137
4:40 pm: Arrive in Detroit, MI
7:55 pm: Depart Detroit, MI on Delta #4931
9:11 pm: Arrive in Rochester, NY

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: To airport (transfer by taxis); to Rochester, NY (round trip int’l airfare)