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Practice & Improve your Italian with Mango Languages

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    Use Mango Languages to practice your Italian. This is a great supplementary tool to use with your Spanish classes at the Villa!

Getting Around Florence

  • Stazione Santa Maria Novella
    Firenze S. Maria Novella is a “main” station located right inside the city centre, in piazza della Stazione. It hosts over 400 trains per day.
  • SITA Buses
    SITA Buses will take you to many destinations in Tuscany. The price is about the same as train travel, except that, in some cases the buses are more convenient.
  • Local Buses in Florence : LI-NEA
  • Local Buses in Florence : ATAF
    ATAF and LI-NEA together maintain the city's public transportation system. Tickets and bus passes can be purchased at the ATAF ticket booth at Piazza Stazione (you can get a timetable of buses as well).
  • Florence Taxis
    Florence is served by two taxi companies: Taxi Radio and Taxi Socota.

Additional Links & Resources

For pictures, videos, and student blogging, visit the Florence Vimeo Site

Background Facts on Italy

Find out more about Florence on Lonely Planet

For U.S. Department of State Consular Information visit:

The U.S. Consulate in Florence
Lungarno Vespucci, 38
50123 Florence, Italy
Tel. (+39) 055.266.951


Stay Connected Through Pepperdine Libraries!

Get Research Help:
Even while students study abroad, librarians are able to answer research questions and help with class assignments. Contact a librarian via email for questions. Also, the library student worker at your site's location is able to help with basic database and catalog searching.

Access Databases and E-Journals:
Access to databases, electronic journals, and eBooks are available to all students studying abroad. Use your WaveNet ID to access all of the Library's e-resources while you are overseas!



Travel Guides

149 Paintings you Really Need to see in Europe: Venice & Florence

This chapter from Julian Porter's companion to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the greatest paintings to be found in the museums and galleries of Florence and Venice.

Michelin Green Guide: Italy

This guide explores Italy's rich culture, the heritage and history of Italian cities, and the countryside and Italian coast.

Florence Theaters

Florence Museums

  • Galleria degli Uffizi
    The Galleria degli Uffizi is one of the top attractions in all of Italy with works from all of the famous artists of the Renaissance on display, including paintings & sculptures from Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, & Titian. There are always long lines, so plan ahead to reserve tickets!
  • Bargello Museum
    Established in 1865, the Bargello was one of the first museums in Italy & is a premier sculpture gallery with Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrochio, & Giambologna.
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
    The Accademia is most famous for its art works by Michelangelo, in particular the large “David” sculpture.
  • Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
    The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is the museum that holds many of the original works & blueprints from art & architecture related to Florence’s Duomo complex, which includes the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, & the Campanile.
  • Museo di San Marco
    The Museo di San Marco features the work of Fra Angelico, an Early Renaissance painter and monk.


Florence, Italy


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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Information

Pepperdine does allow those in our IP locations to Interlibrary Loan journal articles and book chapters. All articles and book chapters are delivered electronically in .pdf format. Instructions for accessing the article online are e-mailed to the student or faculty member once the article is available to view. We are not able to borrow whole books for our students in International Programs.

For more information about interlibrary loans, please visit the ILL webpage.


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