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Centro Machiavelli, Florence, Italy

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Centro Machiavelli

The language school Centro Machiavelli was founded in Florence, Italy in 1978. It is located in the historic centre of Florence, in Piazza Santo Spirito, a short walk from Ponte Vecchio. The neighbourhood of Santo Spirito is lively and is home to artisan workshops, artist studios, shops, cafés, restaurants and cultural events, making it one of the preferred meeting places for Florentines.

The school address is: Piazza Santo Spirito, 4, 50125 - Florence (Italy).

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOASILSISO 9000/9001EDUITALIATandem International

School Size:

Facilities

  • Library

  • Student support desk

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for blind students

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 80
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Italian teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

1
17
10
5
5
3
2
30
3
2
10
5
5
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR).

Florence Peretola Airport:
70 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 07.Jan.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 25.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 01.Nov.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Italian Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 350 333 570 542 790 751 1000 950 1215 1155 1420 1349 1625 1544 1825 1734 2210 2100 2700 2565 225 214
Price in US$ 380 619 857 1085 1318 1540 1763 1979 2397 2928 244
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:20  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € 220 209 345 328 465 442 575 547 785 746 975 927 1145 1088 1700 1615 2065 1962 2500 2375 100 95
Price in US$ 239 375 505 624 852 1058 1242 1844 2240 2711 109
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:20  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 140 133 235 224 330 314 425 404 520 494 615 585 705 670 800 760 990 941 1180 1121 95 91
Price in US$ 152 255 358 461 564 667 765 868 1074 1280 104
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 16.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 14.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 15.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 12.Nov.2018, 26.Nov.2018, 10.Dec.2018.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 380 361 730 694 1080 1026 1430 1359 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 413 792 1172 1551 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 500 475 950 903 1400 1330 1850 1758 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 543 1031 1519 2007 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 380 361 730 694 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in € 1000 950 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Mandatory introductory lesson for those approaching art history for the first time (cost €50). Entrance fees to museums are not included.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Centro Machiavelli, Florence can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 38.00 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 260 400 480 150
Price in US$ 297 457 548 172
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
If a student takes a course for an odd number of weeks, he/she must pay an extra week. Half board: 35€ per day (includes room and meals). No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
9 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 200 300 340 95
Price in US$ 229 343 389 109
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
If a student takes a course for an odd number of weeks, he/she must pay an extra week. Half board from 29€ per day (includes room and meals). No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 330 715 1100 1485 385
Price in US$ 377 817 1256 1695 440
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Rates start from 55€ per night.
Price extra night:
55 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Music 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Centro Machiavelli, Florence
Lessons were really good! Teachers were nice and helpful
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Small groups; friendly and interested teachers; international atmosphere
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: future students should be interested in japonese food ;)
The school is located in a very nice place. The teachers Federica and Benedetta are very good.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Go buy food at Pennymarket, it's cheap and good. View the town from Piazza Michelangelo. It's wonderful.
Other comments: 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.
Very nice teacher and the setting of the school was good
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Throw parties and go to the gelateria "vivoli"
Other comments: For me 2 weeks were just perfect since my accomodation was not very clean. But for learning Italian I would have liked to stay at least a month. That would be perfect for a beginner.
All the people who work there, especially the teachers
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Were the best two months of my life. I recommend to everyone who can, enjoy this unforgettable experience . I'm sure they will love Firenze, the Piazza Santo Spirito, the Machiavelli Center. I left my heart in .... FIRENZE !
Other comments: I extended my 8-week course for another two and unfortunately had to stop for the Christmas holidays and year end. I just have to thank all who work there for their kindness and competence. Especially the teacher Cristiano with whom I had the privilege to meet and mingle . So with Cristina , Helen, Eleni, Vicenza, ... everyone! I miss you all!

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