|Each semester begins with an Opening Tour that serves as an orientation. During this time students learn the essentials of being a savvy traveler. The site for the Opening Tour has always been traditionally selected for its historical significance and educational value. Students will visit museums, parks, churches, and much more. The fall and spring Opening Tours vary in destination and length. The cost of this tour is included in the program cost. Students are required to attend the Opening Tour.
||The academic schedule of Gonzaga-in-Florence allows students three-day weekends throughout the duration of the program. Gonzaga-in-Florence offers organized excursions during some of these three-day weekends as well as some one-day trips to Tuscan towns. Students participating on these weekend or day trips may do so for an extra fee. Some of these trips will concentrate on cities within the Italian peninsula while others may include travel opportunities beyond Italy.
||The Christmas Tour is a wonderful bonding experience. The destination can vary from year-to-year and is dependent upon the current political situation. Yet, regardless of the destination, it is always an exciting historic adventure. During the Christmas Tour students stay in fine hotels and have daily guided excursions. Airfare, excursions, hotels, and some meals are included in the cost of this optional tour. Year, fall and spring students are encouraged to attend the Christmas Tour.