JCU Visits Florence
On Friday, November 4th, a group of JCU students left Rome and headed for Tuscany’s most famous city, Florence. A center of medieval European trade and finance, and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, which has led to it being known as “the cradle of the Renaissance”.
The students were enchanted by the Piazza della Signoria, considered the heart of the city, with its reproduction of Michelangelo’s statue of David. They also had the chance to visit the majestic Piazza del Duomo (pictured left), with its Cathedral and Baptistery, and the beautiful Basilica di Santa Croce (the Cathedral of the Holy Cross), which is not only Florence’s principal Franciscan church, but it is also the burial place of many famous Italian cultural figures, such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli.
The Florence day trip also featured a comprehensive guided tour by a professional tour guide, great food, plenty more examples of stunning Italian culture, with helpful and friendly JCU chaperones ensuring the visit to Florence was a memorable one.