Reviews of Machiavelli, Florence, Italy

Total No. of Reviews: 55
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Machiavelli, Florence, Italy
4.2/5.0 
(55 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.4/5.0 
Social activities 3.6/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.3/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.0/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
24. Jan. 2014
1. (46 years)  - 
1. Intensive - 3 weeks

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27. May. 2013
2.  -  United States
2. Super-Intensive - 1 week

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The teachers were wonderful and made learning easy because they made it fun.
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Make sure to bring food for snacks as breaks are short.
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I can't wait to go back!
9. Feb. 2010
3. (21 years)  - 
3. Intensive - 4 weeks

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Great teacher!
7. Oct. 2009
4. (26 years)  - 
4. Intensive - 2 weeks

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The teacher, Vicenza, and the cooking class at Rima's.
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You really have to participate in one of the activities, you meet so many new, nice, great people!
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I have had two wonderful weeks, I really enjoyed it tremendously. A big thanks for Vicenza is in place, she is absolutely a wonderful teacher and person.
16. Jun. 2009
5. (25 years)  -  Australia
5. Intensive - 4 weeks

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16. Jun. 2009
6. (24 years)  - 
6. Intensive - 8 weeks

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Everyone is very nice at the school. Most of the teachers do a great job! Every 2 weeks there's a test, so if you make good progress you will join the next class.
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The whole city is nice! I liked especially the place where the school is. Everyday after school we were drinking a beer and eating a panino at the stairs of the church in front of the school :)
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There are a lot of Japanese people at the school (I think over 90%)! They are really nice but in the beginning it's difficult to make friends when you're a foreigner on your own. But after 2 or 3 weeks you like them all ;)
17. Dec. 2008
7. (27 years)  - 
7. Intensive - 4 weeks

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15. Dec. 2008
8. (34 years)  - 
8. Intensive - 12 weeks

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19. Nov. 2008
9. (51 years)  - 
9. Intensive - 2 weeks

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22. Oct. 2008
10. (22 years)  -  Sweden
10. Intensive - 6 weeks

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Gino was a tremendous teacher
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Gino was an outstanding teacher and I'm more than satisfied with my progress in the first two weeks. The standard of the rest was though unfortunately below average.
7. May. 2008
11. (21 years)  - 
11. Intensive - 12 weeks

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Lessons were really good! Teachers were nice and helpful
19. Nov. 2007
12. (22 years)  - 
12. Semi-Intensive - 8 weeks

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I don't have comment.s Everything was excellent.
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you will not regret if you go in Florence and at the school Machiavelli
17. Nov. 2007
13. (26 years)  - 
13. Intensive - 2 weeks

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It´s a small but really nice school. The groups are not very big and you can practise a lot the language.
5. Nov. 2007
14. (23 years)  - 
14. Intensive - 4 weeks

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Teachers were so nice and really into making your trip worth it.
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The room renting(appartements) is a nice way to meet people your age!
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I think it is a really cute school. Not so expencive as the other schools in florence.
21. Jun. 2007
15. (22 years)  -  Sweden
15. Intensive - 4 weeks

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the nice teachers
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don´t forget to bring a dictionary
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What about the TANDEM PARTNER. I applied the very first day to get one,never heard much more about it though.
23. May. 2007
16. (26 years)  -  Israel
16. Semi-Intensive - 2 weeks

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great personality
3. Jan. 2007
17. (40 years)  - 
17. Super Intensive - 4 weeks

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9. Nov. 2006
18. (24 years)  - 
18. Intensive - 2 weeks

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12. Oct. 2006
19. (24 years)  - 
19. Semi-Intensive - 8 weeks

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20. Sep. 2006
20. Karin (27 years)  -  United States
20. Semi-Intensive - 3 weeks

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Loved the school and everyone I met through the program. The only problem it was the housing was more then 20 minutes by walk and not near the center of town.
16. Aug. 2006
21. Gunter (43 years)  - 
21. Intensive (Special Offer) - 2 weeks

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14. Sep. 2005
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absolute excellent value you receive for your money.
1. Sep. 2005
23. (31 years)  -  Spain
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23. Jun. 2005
24. (23 years)  - 
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The teachers at Macchiavelli are very open-minded, very friendly and helpful
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The "Dolce Vita" is a great bar, but be there on time (about six or seven the latest), otherwise you might not find a free chair
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It is very easy to switch the level if you feel not to be in the right place. You can ask the teacher about everything, they always do their best. Thanks to Frederica and Gino :)) Oh, and don't miss the guided tours through Florence - they are for free, you meet lots of people and the guide, Rima, is absolutely lovely
7. Nov. 2004
25. (25 years)  - 
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The prefessoressa blessed and guided tours
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All cordial. I felt at home and I would have liked to stay longer
9. Sep. 2004
26. Anonymous  - 
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13. May. 2004
27. (30 years)  -  Chicago, Usa
27. General

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It is very easy and unexpected how you make friends.
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Be sure to hike up to Piazza Michelangelo and also visit Fiesoli.
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In general, it is a very nice school with qualified teachers and great prices. They do their best to match you with local housing, so some students will have better homes than others just by luck.
6. Apr. 2004
28. (40 years)  -  Japan
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23. Mar. 2004
29. (36 years)  -  Japanese
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Depend on the class. but im my class, the teacher was good.
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Don't sperk Japanese with your Japanese friend in your class! Speak italian only!!
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Here is Florence, so there are many many many Japanese. But if you keep speaking italian only, you'll get ability. Forza!!
11. Mar. 2004
30. (22 years)  -  Germany
30. General

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the certificate should be a bit better it's just a paper that says that you attended the class
10. Mar. 2004
31. Melynee (28 years)  -  Usa
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7. Mar. 2004
32. Julia (23 years)  -  Deutschland
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20. Jan. 2004
33. (30 years)  -  Norway
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My teacher, Benedetta.
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Sometimes it seems like the classes are just thrown together at random - remember that you can change your class if you are not happy!
5. Nov. 2003
34. (50 years)  -  Deutschland
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Language exchange.
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The contact between me and the family , that is to say my host, could have been a little bit closer.
27. Oct. 2003
35. Angelina (26 years)  -  Mexico
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22. Oct. 2003
36. (24 years)  - 
36. Super Intensive (+35h)

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13. Oct. 2003
37. (24 years)  -  EspaÑola
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8. Oct. 2003
38. Ana (23 years)  -  España
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8. Sep. 2003
39. Anna (19 years)  -  Enpanya
39. Super Intensive (+35h)

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28. Aug. 2003
40. Marta (20 years)  -  EspaÑa
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8. Jul. 2003
41. (26 years)  -  Switzerland
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4. Jul. 2003
42. (22 years)  -  Deutschland
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I had a great time, I would definitely come back again.
20. Jun. 2003
43. Schuller (28 years)  -  Deutsch
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13. May. 2003
44. Lilli (24 years)  -  Germany
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7. May. 2003
45. Steffen (24 years)  -  Germany
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25. Apr. 2003
46. (22 years)  -  Kroatien/deutschland
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Friendly and boring teacher
23. Apr. 2003
47. (30 years)  -  Germany
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Small, nice teachers.
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problems with the owner of the appartment: we changed the house for the last two days and went in a hotel.he was very unfriendly. the school will not send any more people to him.
23. Apr. 2003
48. (22 years)  -  Germany
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small groups; friendly and interested teachers; international atmosphere
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future students should be interested in japonese food ;)
3. Apr. 2003
49. (25 years)  -  España
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The school is small but welcoming which makes easy to be in contact with other students during breaks.
27. Jan. 2003
50. (35 years)  -  Germany
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The school is located in a very nice place. The teachers Federica and Benedetta are very good.
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Go buy food at Pennymarket, it's cheap and good. View the town from Piazza Michelangelo. It's wonderful.
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Florence is fantastic but full of tourists, very expensive and - depending where you live - extremely loud. Don't forget earplugs. The weather is still nice well into October.

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