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Istituto Il DavidLearning italian in florence

The language school

The Istituto Il David is a school specialized in teaching the Italian language and culture to foreign learners. The school, which owes its name to Michelangelo's famous sculpture, is located in Florence and it is open all year round. It was set up in 1983 and it is one of the first Italian language schools in Italy. Our vast experience in the field of language teaching guarantees our students both good results and a pleasant stay in Florence. One of the strong points of the school is itsfriendly and relaxedatmosphere. This helps our students feeling at home during their whole stay in Florence and gives them the chance to get to know people and places. Learning Italian not only means acquiring the mere ability to talk and understand the language but also "to live" it, that is, participating in the Italian life, getting to know the country and its people. An Italian language course at the Istituto Il David broadens our students' horizons and it is an unforgettable experience in a city boasting an ancient artistic and cultural history.

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The Istituto Il David is situated in the historical center of Florence, on the third floor of a bourgeois palace (with a lift) built at the end of the 19th century and recently renovated. It is located in the area that houses banks and world-wide famous fashion shops. The Cathedral, the railway station, the main monuments and museums are all within walking distance from the school.

The terrace

learning italian in Florence, the terrace

On the top floor of the school there is a wonderful terrace, from which you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Florence and where, from April to October, the school regularly organizes dinner parties with its students.
Course participants often ask for classes to be held on the terrace. Students can also sit, read, study, meet friends and relax between or after language classes.

Assistance for students

The staff is always at the students' disposal, ready to help them solve any problems that may arise during their stay in Florence.
Our students are regularly informed on cultural events taking place in Florence and elsewhere in Italy.
The school offers a free booking service for Florentine museum tickets.

The rooms

All our rooms are provided with air conditioning, they are spacious and bright with big tables and comfortable chairs. All that is necessary has been provided, so that the students can feel comfortable and energetic during their lessons.

Internet and WiFi

Free wireless connection in all school rooms. A computer at the school is available from 9.00 AM to 6 PM, and only for our students, to use the Internet, check and send e-mails. 

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Our students say

  • My impression of the school is very good. Small, cozy and relaxed. The teachers were very good, lots of patience and humor, so I went every day! Th...
    Brenda van der Meer , Netherlands 20 May 2015



  • Right in the city centre of Florence

    The Italian language school is located in the heart of Florence, within walking distance of all the most important monuments and the central station.

  • 30 years of teaching

    The school was established in 1983, one of the first Italian language schools in Italy. The experience of over 30 years is a guarantee of professionalism and reliability.

  • Quality of the courses at affordable prices

    Our all inclusive prices are among the best even if you consider that we provide also accommodations, all in the city center.

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