A view of Florence, Italy
Celebrate 60 years of

Gonzaga in Florence

You are invited to experience Florence and celebrate 60 years of community, friendship, and transformation made possible through the Gonzaga in Florence program. All of Zag Nation and friends are welcome!

Students enjoy their last weeks in Florence, Italy at the end of the school year studying abroad.

May 16-18, 2024

Immerse yourself in the beauty, history, and culture of Florence, Italy, while you celebrate 60 years of Gonzaga in Florence. Your exclusive experience will take you on a transformational journey through the heart of the Italian Renaissance alongside alumni, faculty, family and Florentines.

  • Toast in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's Town Hall
  • Visit the original site of Gonzaga in Florence
  • Take a class in the Mozilo Center
  • Explore the University of Florence garden
  • Enjoy a Gala dinner and evening at the historic Palazzo Corsini along the River Arno with Gonzaga President Thayne M. McCulloh
  • Celebrate Mass at the Church of Santissima Annunziata
  • and more

  • Cost per person for the Gonzaga in Florence 60th Anniversary celebration is $450 per person. You can complete your registration today with a partial payment of $225 per person to reserve your spot—the remaining balance is due by March 1, 2024. Your initial payment is refundable until February 1, 2024, after which point the remaining balance can be cancelled, but your 50% down payment will not be refunded. The maximum total number of registrants is 400.

    What you can expect

    Palazzo Vecchio

    Thursday, May 16

    Enjoy a welcome reception at Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, with opportunities to connect with arriving guests, and share in a toast and short message from your hosts.

    Palazzo Antinori

    Friday, May 17

    Experience the Gonzaga in Florence campus and tour the University of Florence gardens.

    Palazzo Corsini

    Saturday, May 18

    Celebrate 60 years of Gonzaga in Florence with a Gala dinner event at the historic Palazzo Corsini featuring remarks from Gonzaga President Thayne M. McCulloh.

    The Church of Santissima Annunziata

    Sunday, May 19

    Celebrate Mass at The Church of Santissima Annunziata with Gonzaga in Florence Chaplain Don Alessandro Andreini.

    Gonzaga students visit Florence, Italy


    A list of attendees who have opted to share their plans to join the festivities can be viewed at the link below. 


    There are no planned class events. If you are interested in organizing something for your classmates, please reach out to gonzagainflorence@gonzaga.edu.


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