Activities and Opportunities
Lorenzo de' Medici offers a free time program covering various activities involving the discovery of the different aspects of the historical and cultural heritage of the area.
These include guided visits such as:
- Social activities (ex. Meeting with Italian students, attending local special events)
- Museum Visits
- Wine tasting & visiting vineyards
- Walking lectures to particular sites of interest
- Field trips & day excursions to places such as: Viterbo, Tarquinia and Vuleii, Bolsena Lake and Bisentina Island, Rome, Civita di Bagnoregio
Housing is not included in the Program cost.
LdM is pleased to facilitate students in making their housing arrangements for a spot in a double bedroom in a shared student apartment. Most apartments have one to three bedrooms. A very limited number have only one bedroom, and some may have more than three bedrooms. 2 to 4 (or more) students generally share an apartment.
- Apartments are furnished and equipped with: bed linens, basic pots and pans, kitchen utensils, washing machine and TV.
- Towels are generally not-included in the apartment and we recommend students to bring their own set of towels to Italy with them. Students can bring a few towels (not many) and buy them in Italy.
- The student shared apartments are usually suitable for minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 persons.
- They are not all located in the same building, but within walking distance from the school facilities.
- Although apartments are of the same standard and have similar facilities, no two apartments are alike.
*For housing arranged by LdM, the housing coordinator in Florence assigns roommates based on the completed housing profile. Students can request to room with a student they already know as long as both students make that request.
The cost per person in a double bedroom is: $720 / in a single bedroom is: $930.
Please note: All prices are subject to change.
"I would recommend this program. If it not the typical study abroad experience in a big city with lots of other American students and a bustling nightlife. This program suits students who want to learn about Italian small town culture, meet Italians, improve their language skills, and eat incredible food without tons of tourist traps."
- Lianna Gomori
"You cannot buy a refrigerator magnet that says Tuscania. As a matter of fact, you will not find a tourist trap in Tuscania. You will find a small town surrounded by small towns. You are only a 90 minute train ride to Rome, or take the train to Florence and you will see all the sights that an American wants to see. But you will literally see sheep grazing outside the wall of the old city of Tuscania. It was safe to walk at night, the people are friendly. The Staff at LDM was most helpful on issues regarding field trips to Tuscany and other places (Tuscany is about 30 minutes away by car and I will never forget my day trip to a family vineyard). The teachers were first rate professionals; you will get homework. I took the cooking class and beginning Italian . I realized that I can cook, and I make fresh pasta now. I will never be fluent in Italian, but the locals were always helpful. I hope that you will order an espresso and sit with the locals on a hot Saturday night, and just feel that for that moment you are an Italian. Yes the food was great! Tuscania was a wonderful experience."
- Dennis Gaffigan
"The Tuscania program is fantastic for anyone who truly wants a taste of la vita Italiana. It is full of history and warm people ready to feed you, chat with you, and kiss you on both cheeks. The town may seem small, but I would get lost for hours exploring and finding new fountains and beautiful views hidden in corners. I've never enjoyed doing homework so much as when I was sitting in the park looking out at the old Romanesque countryside and reading Dante's poetry. I really loved Tuscania and my experience."
- Lianna Gomori