Reviews of ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 105
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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ABC-Palazzo Malvisi, Florence, Italy
4.5/5.0 
(105 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.5/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.2/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.6/5.0 
Value for money 4.3/5.0 
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Shared Flat 4.3/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
9. Jul. 2015
1. Maria (70 years)  -  Brazil
1. 50+ Course - 2 weeks

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3. Jul. 2015
2. (65 years)  -  Australia
2. Standard - 2 weeks

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23. Jun. 2015
3. (33 years)  -  Hong Kong
3. Standard - 1 week

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22. Jun. 2015
4. (66 years)  -  Israel
4. Standard - 4 weeks

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2. Jun. 2015
5. (59 years)  -  United Kingdom
5. Standard - 3 weeks

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18. May. 2015
6. (38 years)  - 
6. Standard - 2 weeks

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16. Mar. 2015
7. Daniel (24 years)  -  Belgium
7. Standard - 2 weeks

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17. Nov. 2014
8. (72 years)  -  United States
8. Standard - 2 weeks

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17. Nov. 2014
9. (32 years)  -  Ukraine
9. Intensive Group Course - 4 weeks

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3. Nov. 2014
10. (67 years)  - 
10. Conversation Course - 2 weeks

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The teachers !! No, joking aside. Everyone was very nice to me and had enough patience
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Old and young should be separated. Ihad barely contact with the young ones. Unfortunately, they striked out on their own. Learning is also easier for them.
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None, everything was fine
20. Oct. 2014
11. (60 years)  -  Australia
11. Standard - 2 weeks

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15. Sep. 2014
12. (60 years)  -  Israel
12. Standard - 3 weeks

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19. Jul. 2014
13. (65 years)  -  Australia
13. Intensive Group Course - 2 weeks

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Very organised
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Excellent excursions
8. Jul. 2014
14. (46 years)  -  United States
14. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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small class size
26. May. 2014
15. (20 years)  - 
15. Standard - 4 weeks

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Very professional, always willing to help students.
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Follow the day-to-day life of local people.
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Very good follow-up.
12. May. 2014
16. (64 years)  - 
16. Standard - 1 week

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Relationships with teachers and the two classes I participated in.
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Brancacci chapel, garden roses and San Miniato's church, Bargello
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A very warm welcome, listening to all needs
4. Nov. 2013
17. (63 years)  - 
17. Standard - 2 weeks

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23. Oct. 2013
18. (65 years)  -  Canada
18. Senior courses - 2 weeks

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Our program was wonderful, perfect balance of the classroom hours and other activities. Our teachers, Francesco, Giulia and Brenda were marvelous, with great teaching skills, and a fountain of information.
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Participate in many activities!
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Well organized school with very nice and kind people.
21. Oct. 2013
19. Runa (29 years)  -  Norway
19. Duetto (2 Students-1 Teacher) - 1 week

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14. Oct. 2013
20. (66 years)  -  Canada
20. Senior courses - 2 weeks

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teachers and Brenda's programs
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Some organized renaissance art segments in Italian in the classroom as an addition would be of interest.
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We were especially impressed by Giulia's dedication and professionalism. She was a delight. This is not to take away from Francesco's contribution, of course, he too is an excellent teacher; but I guess I am biased by Giulia's beauty and grace:) -John
2. Oct. 2013
21. (29 years)  - 
21. Standard - 2 weeks

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Open, friendly teachers, family atmosphere
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For longer stays , an apartment might be a good choice. Excursions in Tuscany
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All right!
25. Aug. 2013
22. (46 years)  - 
22. Standard - 2 weeks

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a very friendly atmosphere
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Very nice teacher, especially Serena, Jessica, interesting excursions, generally it was very useful to learn from native speakers
14. Aug. 2013
23. (26 years)  -  Russian Federation
23. Standard - 1 week

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very professional and helpful team
9. Jul. 2013
24. (30 years)  -  Switzerland
24. Standard - 3 weeks

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Friedly staff and very experinced teachers. Excellent teaching methodology!
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The quality of teaching aso depends on other students in the class, so can vary from week to week as new students join or leave....a bit of a question of individual luck.
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Great school! Would love to go back soon!
13. May. 2013
25. (36 years)  -  Finland
25. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Great teachers, good location.
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School activities.
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Good value for money.
11. Mar. 2013
26. (31 years)  - 
26. Intensive Group Course - 1 week

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Perhaps the proposed activities : to my great regret, I could not participate
29. Oct. 2012
27. (65 years)  - 
27. Senior courses (2 Wochen) + Standardkus (2 Wochen) - 4 weeks

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The female teachers. No, just kidding! The individual program for 50+ students was simply genius.
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Lucca, Friesole and the Chanti-area.
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I was completely satisfied!
7. Aug. 2012
28. Ornella (17 years)  - 
28. ITALIAN ART HISTORY - a) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Wandering in Florentine churches and Museum - 2 weeks

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30. Apr. 2012
29. (67 years)  - 
29. Standard - 2 weeks

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The nice contact with teachers and students, the hospitality, the small groups (between 3 and 8)
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museums, churches, excursions in Tuscan cities ( Lecce, Pisa , Siena .), Chianti
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A small school, a family atmosphere, teachers who like their job.
26. Mar. 2012
30. (21 years)  - 
30. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 3 weeks

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The school staff and teachers are all friendly and open.
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If you have a question, please ask to a teacher. He should explain you till you understand.
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Homelike atmosphere. When I was in school, there were very few Japanese students. Therefore, I had to immerse myself in Italian.
22. Nov. 2011
31. (64 years)  -  Sweden
31. Senior course - 1 week

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The personel
7. Nov. 2011
32. Ysabel (64 years)  - 
32. Standard - 4 weeks

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Florence is an extraordinary city.
6. Oct. 2011
33. (38 years)  -  United States
33. Standard - 2 weeks

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The teachers were competent and pretty, and they were all friendly; I also joined a few organized activities (day trip to Lucca and museum visits) that were quite informative.
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If the queue for the toilets is too long, there is one downstairs in room 7.
3. Aug. 2011
34. Jennifer (25 years)  - 
34. Standard - 2 weeks

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31. Jul. 2011
35. Elphège (18 years)  -  France
35. Standard - 2 weeks

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11. Jul. 2011
36. (61 years)  -  Sweden
36. Standard - 2 weeks

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30. Jun. 2011
37. (25 years)  - 
37. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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Competent staff and good organization
29. Jun. 2011
38. (28 years)  - 
38. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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The teaching staff and education structures are great.
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Intensive group courses in the afternoon
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Great organisation (basement car park etc.)
20. May. 2011
39. (57 years)  -  Sweden
39. Standard - 2 weeks

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good teachers
8. May. 2011
40. Irja Emma (31 years)  -  Germany
40. INTENSIVE GROUP COURSE - 2 weeks

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22. Sep. 2009
41. (21 years)  -  United Kingdom
41. Standard PLUS 5 Individual lessons - 3 weeks

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Involve yourself as much as possible.
1. Jul. 2009
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42. Standard - 1 week

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very friendly teachers and staff
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the conversation-lessons are too small; there might be more time for conversation in italian language. People want to learn how to speak and talk with habitants, the grammar is not so important.
3. Jun. 2009
43. (61 years)  -  Sweden
43. Standard - 1 week

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Small class and proffessional teachers.
2. Jun. 2009
44. (36 years)  -  Sweden
44. Standard - 1 week

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Mostly very good teachers.
29. May. 2009
45. (28 years)  - 
45. Standard - 2 weeks

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the enthousiasm and patience from the teachers
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Try to talk as much Italien as you can. It is very much appreciated by the Italian people and new doors will open.
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If you like renaissance art, good food and you have some time to spend in one city, it's a great experience!
26. Nov. 2008
46. (60 years)  - 
46. Standard - 2 weeks

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the flexibility of the organization
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all the leisure activities
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For the conversation courses, it is very important to be with other latin language speakers.
19. Nov. 2008
47. (70 years)  -  United States
47. Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 8 weeks

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It was one of the best experiences that both, my daughter and I, have had in Italy. From what we learned at this school, we now feel very comfortable speaking with italians in their own language!
6. Nov. 2008
48. (37 years)  -  Sweden
48. Standard - 3 weeks

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Airconditioning should exist in the classrooms.
27. Oct. 2008
49. (32 years)  - 
49. Specific (Grammar or Conversation) - 1 week

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there was a good atmosphere
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you should see il ponte vecchio
22. Oct. 2008
50. (31 years)  -  Greece
50. Standard - 4 weeks

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