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Special Afternoon Visits and Classes (download brochure)

These visits will take place on Monday June 21st and Tuesday, June 22nd in the afternoon, and will be guided by Stanford Professors, Stanford in Florence Faculty and Florence Experts.

You can sign up for two of the special events (one on each day) on the registration form through the following link: http://www.certain.com/system/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x885249fa24 (please note that you will need to use the Registration number listed in your confirmation email as the login).

These visits are subject to change and some might be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or to circumstances beyond our control. Registration is, in most cases, limited to 25 people per event. If you have any questions or need assistance, please be in touch with us via email: stanfordinflorence50th@stanford.edu

Monday June 21, special visits, afternoon, time TBD

  • Class: “Made in Italy, Made in China: The Evolution of Italian Fashion” - Sylvia Yanagisako, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
  • Class: “The Secret Power of Time Influencing Personal Decisions and Italian Destiny” - Philip Zimbardo, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Stanford University 
  • Class: Intensive Italian Language - Fiorenza Quercioli, Lecturer, Stanford in Florence
  • Class: “Medical and Social Aspects of the Plague in Florence” - Russ Altman, Guidant Professor for Applied Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Genetics, of Medicine, and, by courtesy, of Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Class: "Monotype, The Painterly Print: Private Demonstration and tour" - Linda Goodman (’70 and Italy XVI)

SOLD OUT: On-Site Class: “Renaissance Florence: Architecture and Urbanism” - Geoffrey Tyack, Director, Stanford in Oxford

SOLD OUT: Visit to a Restoration Laboratory - Jonathan Hoyte, '93

SOLD OUT: On-Site Class: “Sketching the Florentine Landscape” - Filippo Rossi, Artist and Lecturer, Stanford in Florence

SOLD OUT: Class: Winetasting, Ciro Beligni, Sommelier

SOLD OUT: Class: Olive Oil Tasting - Keith Richmond, ’63

SOLD OUT: Visit: The Ferragamo Museum - Stefano Zaccherelli

Tuesday June 22, special visits, afternoon, time TBD

  • Visit: Villa I Tatti - Susan Arcamone and Giovanni Pagliarulo
  • Class/Visit: “Form and Function: How Discoveries in Science Transformed Italian Renaissance Art” - Scott Delp, Clark Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University and Guided Visit of the Museo della Specola, Museum Guide TBA
  • Visit: Explore Etruscan and Roman Florence with visits to the Archaeological Park at Fiesole and the Museo Archaeologico di Firenze - Charles Ewell, Adjunct Professor of Etruscan and Roman Art & Archaeology, Syracuse University in Florence and New York University in Florence
  • Visit: The History of Science Museum - Paolo Galluzzi - Professor, Stanford in Florence and University of Florence and Director, Museo Galileo: Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza
  • Class: Intensive Italian Language - Fiorenza Quercioli, Lecturer, Stanford in Florence
  • Visit: Villa San Paolo - Jessica Spataro
  • On-site Class: “Sketching the Florentine Landscape” - Filippo Rossi, Artist and Lecturer, Stanford in Florence

SOLD OUT: Visit: “The Hidden City Tour” - Jane Zaloga, Lecturer in Art and Architectural History, Syracuse University in Florence and New York University in Florence

SOLD OUT: On-Site Class: “The Duomo & Baptistery” - Timothy Verdon, Professor, Stanford in Florence and Director, Office of Sacred Art and Cultural Heritage, Archdiocese of Florence

SOLD OUT: On-Site Class: “In the Footsteps of Michelangelo” - Elaine Ruffolo, Art History Lecturer, Syracuse University in Florence

SOLD OUT: Visit: Hike from Fiesole to Settignano - Giuseppe Mammarella, Director Emeritus, Stanford in Florence

SOLD OUT: Visit: Neighborhood Walking Tour - Roberto Martelli, Academic Guide

SOLD OUT: Visit: Villa il Salviatino - Jeff Burton ’72

SOLD OUT: Class: “The Mediterranean Diet: Theory and Practice: A Food Tasting” - Regina Casper, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emerita, Stanford University

SOLD OUT: Visit: The Monumental Gardens of Fiesole (Villa Medici and Villa Le Balze) - Nancy Leszczynski, Landscape Architect and Professor at New York University in Florence