Plan your visit!

Discover firsthand all that FUA-AUF, the city of Florence, and Italy have to offer!
Visit our state-of-the-art campus facilities, accommodations, and get to know our staff. 

Learn more about FUA-AUF:

Join Our Open Days

Open Days are held twice a year in the fall and spring. They are an opportunity for students world wide to learn about the institution, educational programs, learning model, and campus. Open Day periods feature virtual and on-campus options for prospective students and their families.

Dates can be found in the Academic Calendar.


Where to Stay in Florence when Visiting FUA-AUF

Visitors interested in visiting overnight can opt to stay in the student-run guest apartments, Dimora.

Dimora –  Guest Apartments Learning Lab is the Hospitality learning lab operated by the students and faculty of Apicius International School of Hospitality. Dimora welcomes FUA-AUF students, alumni, families, and friends.

Dimora embodies the philosophy of FUA-AUF, of going beyond the classroom and integrating students in the Florence community through experiential learning. Find out more about our Community Engagement Member Institutions (CEMI)

Alternatively, visitors can choose among all the hotels/Airbnb options that the city of Florence has to offers. We recommend to book your stay within the city center of Florence to be walking distance from campus facilities. Do not hesitate to reach out to us in case of questions.

About Florence

Florence, capital of the region of Tuscany, has a population of around half a million inhabitants, and spreads along the banks of the Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula. It is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. Being on the main national railway lines, it is easily accessible from most important places both in Italy and abroad. The Florence "Vespucci" airport, where both national and international airlines stop, is located 5 Km. from the city center. The climate is temperate but rather variable, with breezy winters and hot summers.

Florence contains an exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its secular civilization. Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived here, along with Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, reformists of architecture and sculpture; Brunelleschi,  Donatello and Masaccio, founders of the Renaissance; Ghiberti and the Della Robbia; Filippo Lippi and l'Angelico; Botticelli and Paolo Uccello; the universal geniuses Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Their works, along with those of many generations of artists up to the masters of the present century, are gathered in the city's many museums. In Florence, thanks to Dante, the Italian language was born; with Petrarch and Boccaccio literary studies were affirmed; with Humanism the philosophy and values of classical civilization were revived; with Machiavelli modern political science was born; with Guicciardini, historical prose; and with Galileo, modern experimental science. Today, Florence includes many specialized institutes and is an international cultural center. Academies, art schools, scientific institutes and cultural centers all contribute to the city's intense activity.

Discover more about Florence and Italy with our staff during your visit!

chevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram