Florence boasts of a proud history of art and architecture, unsurpassed elsewhere in Europe, it is the true cradle of the Renaissance. Home of Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and the Medici, you will be overwhelmed by the Florentine culture.
An absolutely breathtaking city, with all its historical buildings and monuments it will transfer you back into the atmosphere of a Renaissance city.
Florentine streets radiate the charm of Italian culture. Numerous museums and palaces, as well as private galleries, bars, cafes, and even clubs and discos exude the deep-rooted sense for beauty and design.
Anyone who comes here to study and being exposed to all of the city ’s attractions, will learn out of the desire to speak the language and to communicate with the Florentine people.
Whether it is something modern, classical, ancient, or rustic, we know that if it is Florentine it is modern and has style.
The city is a must for trendsetters, furniture designers, craftsmen, artists, architects and fashion designers.
Florence in a Nutshell
Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region; best known for its landscape and cultural history.
• Famous for
Art, Culture, Fashion, the Medici, Renaissance, Dante Alighieri, Wine.
• Cities, towns and villages nearby
Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Prato, Pistoia, Livorno.
• School surroundings
Our school is located in the city centre next to the main train station in Santa Maria Novella.
Florence is famous for fashion and great shopping. The city is home to the legendary Italian fashion maker Salvatore Ferragamo. Other big names like Gucci, Prada and Roberto Cavalli naturally also have large stores in Florence. If it isn’t designer clothes you are looking for you will also find many smaller shops in the city centre, especially popular are Florence’s open air markets.
Florence offer a wide selection of restaurants, bars and open air bistros as well as night clubs. Florentines like most Italians are very stylish with a smart, conservative dress code when going out.
• Public transport facilities
In Florence its best to go by bus, tickets must be bought before getting onto the bus at local tobacco shops, in bars or at official offices. Tickets needs to be stamped when getting on the bus.
• Getting there from the airport
By bus from the Amerigo Vespucci / Peretola airport: ATAF-bus “Vola in bus” to the main train station Santa Maria Novella.
By bus from the Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa: Shuttle bus “Terravision” to the main train station Santa Maria Novella.
By train: From the Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa there is a direct train connection to the main train station Santa Maria Novella.
By taxi: From the Amerigo Vespucci / Peretola taxis will take you to the city in about 15 minutes.
Apartment are shared with other students. According to location and equipment apartments are divided into a standard and a comfort class.
Standard and Comfort Apartment
• shared self-catering apartment
• apartment will be shared with other students or/and the landlord
• single and shared double rooms are available
• fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom are shared
• comfort apartments are more spacious and have more facilities
• weekly cleaning service / students are asked to take care of the day-to-day cleaning
• bed-linen is provided / students are requested to provide their own towels
• 5-15 minute walk, or 10-20 minutes by public transport to the school
If you are interested to learn about local lifestyle and practice Italian outside class we recommend staying with a Italian host family.
• accommodation with an Italian host family
• half board is included
• single and shared double rooms are available
• kitchen and bathroom are shared
• rooms are cleaned by the host family
• bed linen provided; students are requested to bring their own towels
• 5-15 minute walk,or 10-20 minutes by public transport to the school
Seeking more privacy? You have the choice of a studio apartment with en-suite bathroom and cooking facilities. This is your own apartment and you do not share kitchen or bathroom with others.
• private apartments with a bathroom and kitchen
• studios can be booked by 1 student or 2 students travelling together
• weekly cleaning service
• students are asked to take care of the day-to-day cleaning
• bed-linen is provided
• students are requested to provide their own towels
• 5-15 minute walk, or 10 minutes by public transport to the school
Full day excursion to Bellosguardo, Piazzale Michelangela
Full day excursion to San Gimignano and Siena
Afternoon / Evening
Visit to the Uffizi
Seminar on “Leonardo da Vinci”
Half day excursion to Vinci and the Museo Ideale
- Geography of Italy -
- Italian cooking -
- Italian Identity -
Full day excursion to
- Fiesole -
- Pisa -
- Lucca -
- Arezzo -
*Please note that the activities listed here are suggestions. The optional activities and excursions will be published in our school and may incur additional costs that must be paid onsite, as well as a minimum number of participants for the activities and excursions to take place.
1 lesson lasts 45 minutes • All Prices are stated in Euro(€) +1 week price is the price for every additional week after the 4th week
Maximum group size: 12 participants • No lessons will be held on these public holidays: 06.01.; 28.03.; 25.04.; 02.06.; 24.06.; 15.08.; 01.11.; 08.12.; 26.12.2016 - 07.01.2017.
Accommodation prices 2016
Standard apartment - double room Standard apartment - single room Comfort apartment - double room Comfort apartment - single room
Studio - double room Studio - single room
Family - double room - half board Family - single room - half board
250 € 300 € 320 € 370 €
390 € 600 €
330 € 400 €
420 € 520 € 560 € 660 €
700 € 1120 €
580 € 720 €
590 € 740 € 800 € 950 €
1010 € 1640 €
830 € 1040 €
760 € 960 € 1040 € 1240 €
1320 € 2160 €
1080 € 1360 €
170 € 220 € 240 € 290 €
310 € 520 €
250 € 320 €
Seasonal surcharges per week
Surcharge on accommodation Surcharge on accommodation Surcharge on accommodation
20/03/2016 19/06/2016 28/08/2016
18/06/2016 27/08/2016 01/10/2016
40 € 60 € 40 €
The weekly accommodation price includes accommodation from Sunday prior to your course until Saturday after your course. Extra nights are available for a supplement. • Prices are stated in Euro(€) +1 week price is the price for every additional week after the 4th week