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Meeting places for students and young people in Florence

A pic of Florence by night

Florence, the capital city of Tuscany, is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The city is popularly known worldwide for its culture. The city of Florence has many historic monuments, art galleries, museums and libraries which depict the rich culture of the city. Politically, economically and culturally, the city of Florence is considered as the most important city, not only in Italy but also in the whole of Europe.
Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, one of the most famous literary legends pioneered the use of the vernacular, the use of a language other than Latin.

In their case, Tuscan became Italian because of their efforts and hard work. The Florentines, perhaps most notably Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1466) and Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) invented both Renaissance and neoclassical architecture. This architecture became famous all around the world.


This building and the Italian Renaissance style of architecture influenced many other culturists and many structures in Rome, London, Paris and every other major city in Europe from Barcelona to St. Petersburg was built following the same style of construction. The artists of Italy have put in much thought and built few places which served as the meeting place for students and young people. Given below are few famous places in Florence where young people and students would want to meet and exchange knowledge.

Leone Batista Alberti

Harold Acton Library- The British Institute

The British Institute and the Harold Acton Library have been greatly serving Florence since its erection, that is 1917, as a center for acquiring knowledge and center for communication.

Generally, the potential young people and students would want to meet up and research on many things together or they would want to meet and exchange the knowledge they know with each other.

The Harold Acton Library serves this very purpose. It houses a unique collection of books (including rare copies), very peculiar histories of art lectures open to the public, and language and cultural matters around the world.
The students can find books of all genres and books of their choice. Lectures or concerts are organized on a regular weekly basis at the Sala Ferragamo, Palazzo Lanfredini and start from 7 pm onwards.

Harold Acton Library - The British Institute

They generally last one hour and are followed by a reception with drinks. This acts as a source of refreshment and peace of mind for the students who have been working all day. Guest lectures are also included on the agendas and the lectures cover all kinds of subjects like art history, politics, literature, music and opera, astronomy and philosophy. These lectures are very useful for the young people and students as they are the ones craving for knowledge.

The prominent researchers and scholars who come to give demonstrations and lectures share their knowledge and their experiences during the process of acquiring knowledge and this serves as a great purpose for the students and young people being there.

Apart from this student who is interested in art and innovations behind it can go to the Uffizi art gallery as it one of the largest ones in the world.

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