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Just to make things a little simpler, this is a page to keep track of where we’re going when — so I can now be called on my negligence if I don’t say anything about the really fun days.  Not listed here on account of repetitiveness are the Italian classes we have every morning (until September 22nd) and the names of the electives that start up on the 26th.

Also, I know there must be a better way to format this, but I do not know what it is, so apologies all around.

August

  • 28 — ACM welcome dinner at “Ostaria dei Centopoveri,” followed by gelato.
  • ~
  • 29 — Italian classes begin.  Orientation meeting.  Second group dinner.
  • 30 — Move in with host families.
  • 31 — First Italian Quiz.  Free afternoon.

September

  • 1 — Walking tour of San Miniato, the Oltrarno area, and the area around Ponte Vecchio.
  • 2 — Free afternoon.
  • 3 — Half-day trip to Pisa.  Free afternoon.
  • 4 — Free Sunday.
  • ~
  • 5 — Free afternoon.
  • 6 — Free afternoon.
  • 7 — Visit to Fiesole.  Festa della Rificolona (a celebration of the Virgin Mary’s birthday: parade with children carrying paper laterns [rificoloni].
  • 8 —  Second Italian Quiz.  Visit to Museo Archeologico di Firenze.
  • 9 — Free afternoon.
  • 10 — Full day trip to Monteriggioni, Siena, Greve in Chianti.
  • 11 — Free Sunday.
  • ~
  • 12 — Visit to Orsanmichele.
  • 13 — Free afternoon.
  • 14 — Third Italian Quiz.  “Omaggio a Dante” (homage to Dante) led by Professor Stavreva.
  • 15 — Orientation meeting for “Medici as Patrons of the Arts” class.
  • 16 — Free afternoon.
  • 17 — Free day.
  • 18 — Free day.
  • ~
  • 19 — Orientation meeting for “Weaving the Tale” class.
  • 20 — Fourth Italian quiz.  Free afternoon.
  • 21 — Orientation for whole-group trip to Venice.
  • 22 — Italian final.  Visit to Cecil Studios, where the figure drawing class will be held.
  • 23 — Leave for trip to Venice. San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bridge of Sighs.
  • 24 — Venice.
  • 25 — Gallerie dell’Accademia. Return from Venice.
  • ~
  • 26 — Library shift.  Two classes: first drawing class.
  • 27 — Three classes: first “Weaving the Tale” class, first “Medici” class (visit to the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo).
  • 28 — Free morning.  Two afternoon classes.  Gershwin concert.
  • 29 — Free morning.  Three afternoon classes: Medici class visit to Brancacci and Santa Spirito.
  • 30 — Free day.

October

  • 1 — Free day: Tuscany bike tour with 4 other students.
  • 2 — Free day.
  • ~
  • 3 — Library shift.  Two afternoon classes.
  • 4 — Three classes: Medici class visit to San Lorenzo.
  • 5 — Free morning.  Two afternoon classes.
  • 6 — Three classes: Medici class visit to Palazzo Medici Riccardi.  Italian quiz.
  • 7 — Free day.
  • 8 — Free day: trip to Lucca.
  • 9 — Free day.
  • ~
  • 10 — Two afternoon classes.
  • 11 — Three classes: Medici class visit to San Marco.
  • 12 — Two afternoon classes.
  • 13 — Three classes: Medici class visit to Bargello.  Italian quiz.
  • 14 — Library shift. Beginning of mid-semester break.  Medici paper due.
  • 15 — Break.
  • 16 — ” “
  • ~
  • 17 — ” “
  • 18 — ” “
  • 19 — ” “
  • 20 — ” “: Uffizi Gallery.
  • 21 — ” “: Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens.
  • 22 — ” “: Loggia dei Lanzi, Cafe Rivoire.
  • 23 — ” “
  • ~
  • 24 — Three classes.
  • 25 — Visiting professor lecture: visit to Museo Archeologico.  Two classes: Medici class visit to Uffizi.
  • 26 — Visiting professor lecture.  Two classes: Weaving the Tale visit to Palazzo Davanzati.
  • 27 — Visiting professor lecture: visit to Galleria dell’Accademia.  Three classes: Medici class visit to Santa Trinita and Capella Rucellai; Italian quiz.
  • 28 — Library shift (?).
  • 29 — Free day.
  • 30 — Free day.
  • ~
  • 31 — Library shift.  Two classes.

November

  • 1 — Medici class midterm exam.
  • 2 — Library shift. Two afternoon classes.
  • 3 — Visa processing.  Three classes.
  • 4 — Library shift.
  • 5 — Free day.
  • 6 — Free day.
  • ~
  • 7 — Library shift.  Two classes.
  • 8 — Three classes: Weaving the Tale trip to Bargello; Medici trip to Santa Maria Novella.  WT brigata assignments + literary portrait due.
  • 9 — Two classes: Weaving the Tale class trip to Palazzo Vecchio and Boboli Gardens.
  • 10 — Three classes: Medici class trip to Casa Buonarroti and Bargello.  Medici oral report due.  Italian quiz.
  • 11 — Library shift.
  • 12 — Free day.
  • 13 — Free day.
  • ~
  • 14 — Library shift. Two afternoon classes.
  • 15 — Three classes: Weaving the Tale class trip to Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery; Medici class trip to Palazzo Strozzi for ‘Denaro e Bellezza’ exhibit.  Rome orientation meeting.
  • 16 — Three classes: Italian final exam; Weaving the Tale oral report due.
  • 17 — Leave for Rome: Vatican City (St. Peter’s Basilica, Necropolis, Vatican Museum).
  • 18 — Rome: Capitoline Hill, Coliseum, Forum, Palatine Hill, optional walking tour.
  • 19 — Rome: 3 optional tours (Villa Farnesina / Musei Capitolini / San Clemente).
  • 20 — Rome: Optional Filippino Lippi exhibit, visit to Galleria Borghese.  Return from Rome.
  • ~
  • 21 — Library shift.  Afternoon class.
  • 22 — Two classes: Medici class trip to Galleria dell’Accademia.
  • 23 — Two afternoon classes.
  • 24 — Group trip to Medici villa.  Group trip to oil mill for Thanksgiving meal.
  • 25 — Library shift.  Free day.
  • 26 — Free day.
  • 27 — Free day: solo trip to Vicenza.
  • ~
  • 28 — Afternoon class.
  • 29 — Library shift.  Afternoon class.  Evening lecture by visiting lecturer Jane Tylus.
  • 30 — Afternoon class.  Group trip to opera for “La Boheme.”

December

  • 1 — Two classes: Medici class trip to Uffizi.
  • 2 — Morning class: Medici trip to Medici Chapel. Library shift. Weaving the Tale work session.
  • 3 — Free day. Campanile, Santa Croce.
  • 4 — Free day.
  • ~
  • 5 — Two afternoon classes: Medici term paper and presentation due.
  • 6 — Two afternoon classes: continue Medici presentations.
  • 7 — Library shift.  One afternoon class: final studio art show.  Group dinner.
  • 8 — One afternooon class: Weaving the Tale final.
  • 9 — One morning class: Medici final exam.  Last day, all assignments due.
  • 10 — Depart for USA.
(P.S. — Here’s the full schedule exactly as it was given to us.)
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