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  Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world according to a recent study which took place in universities all over the world. The unexpected victory of Italian over growing economic nations like China and Russia is sure to give a boost to public and private efforts to promote the study of the language, which has become a main goal of the Italian government. The increasing interest in Italian was recently provided with a new resource, the Quality…
Florence at Christmas In Florence, as in most Italian cities, Christmas lighting begins already in November. Shops, restaurants, bars, big shopping centers prepare windows and locations inspired by the Christmas atmosphere. The atmosphere is particularly magical and intimate, you breathe Christmas air everywhere and all the Florentines are in the center to buy last gifts, greeting cards, panettone, pandoro and sweets. Bags, ribbons, bows and Christmas boxes are mixed with the sound of Christmas songs that can be heard in…
If you’ve never been to Florence, December is the right month to do so. During Christmas period the atmosphere is magic lights and colors decorate the city and create a surreal feeling, almost fictional. During Christmas time, Florence is very beautiful and elegant. The huge Christmas tree lights up on December 8th, lighting up Piazza del Duomo, and with the big Nativity scene, they are the meeting place for Florentines. You can smell the scent of roast chestnuts and people…
Siena: The Palio is not a manifestation exhumed and organized for tourism purposes: it is the life of the Sienese people and in its various aspects and feelings. It has remote origins, with some regulations still valid since 1644, the year in which the first prize was held with horses, as it still happens. The territory of the City is divided into seventeen Contrade with borders established in 1729 by the Violante Notice of Bavaria, Governor of the City. Each…
On June 24th, Florence celebrates its patron saint, St. John the Baptist which is considered the symbol of moral rectitude and political correctness and this is a day of celebration for whole city. Every year for San Giovanni different cultural and folk events take place (which culminate with the evocative fireworks or the “fochi” of San Giovanni, as the Florentines call them). The festivity of San Giovanni has ancient origins: once, nobles and lords donated candles to celebrate the patron…
On the 16 and 17 of June 2018 the San Ranieri di Pisa festival is organized to celebrate the Patron Saint, the Tuscan city will host a truly unique and spectacular event: the Luminara 2018. The romantic lights of thousands of lanterns lit around bridges and buildings, together with those resting on the waters of the Arno, will create an extraordinary effect that will take you back in time! The 'Giugno Pisano' program is particularly rich in events, street parties,…
This is a bronze fountain which is located in Florence, Italy. Porcellino is a nickname which was given to this boar fountain by the locals from Florence. Ironically, the nickname when translated stands for the word ‘piglet' whereas the fountain is a boar. This boar which is considered as a piglet attracts a huge number of tourists. So, what's the story behind this fountain which is highly regarded in Florence? What makes it so attractive?Everything has a creator and this…
The first week of May is usually a busy week in Italy, as it happens to be occupied with this event which is famously known as Calendimaggio. Basically, this is an event to celebrate the good being and the arrival of spring. Furthermore, Signoria square is an excellent location to hold such a celebration. It attracts the locals in Florence, and it is also valued internationally because tourists visit it regularly.Before going to the Signoria square, some pre-events are held,…
Italian food is known for its simple and tasty recipes, which mainly revolve around ingredients such as cheeses, pasta, olive oil and wine. Italian cuisine has gained popularity around the world because a gourmet spread can be whipped up using few ingredients, which are not just tasty, they are also readily available. Every place or rather every region in Italy has its unique food, recipes, and flavor, some of which are exclusive to it. The typical Florentine cuisine is simple,…
The three cities of Siena, Arezzo and Florence contain a wealth of classical architecture so typical of the times past. Every top artist and sculptor of Italy sprung from these three cities. They have captured the imagination of the connoisseurs of art from all over the world. The beauty of their architecture is there for all to see and feel – very real and ethereal. Siena Cathedral in Siena represents the very best of Italian architecture. Comprising the seminal works…

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  • 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.

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    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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