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  • From June 3, if you are travelling to Italy from any of the above mentioned Countries you will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1 metre in the class and school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and constantly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public people must stay 1 metre apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. It’s also recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants are open and adhering to strict social distancing regulation and strict cleaning protocols. All premises open to the public must comply with guidelines and protocols identified by the autonomous regions and provinces to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion.
  • Cinemas and Theatres are open but working with reduced capacity. All premises open to the public must comply with guidelines and protocols identified by the autonomous regions and provinces to prevent or reduce the risk of contagion.
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Italian Me, Florence
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.02 reviews
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Intensive Italian Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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400€ 383€
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Istituto Il David, Florence
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Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.09 reviews
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Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0
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Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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380€ 361€
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ABC, Florence

#3
ABC

Among the Top 20% most popular Italian schools in Italy in the last 12 months
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Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0191 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
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Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
470€ 450€
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Centro Koinè, Florence
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Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.080 reviews
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Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
Italian Language & Culture - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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380€ 361€
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Florence

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.08 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2420€ 2299€
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Accademia Europea Di Firenze, Florence

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.04 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Standard Italian Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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410€ 393€
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Europass, Italian Language School, Florence
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Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.037 reviews
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Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
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Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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480€ 456€
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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence
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School re-opening on 03 August 2020

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.086 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
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450€ 431€
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Parola, Florence

#9
Parola

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Italy
Santa Croce
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Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.06 reviews
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Intensive Course - Allegro - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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320€ 304€
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Centro Machiavelli, Florence
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School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.066 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
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Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0
Intensive Italian Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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410€ 392€
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Scuola Lorenzo de Medici, Florence

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.019 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
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Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0
Super Intensive Italian Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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450€ 430€
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Linguaviva, Florence
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.016 reviews
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Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Standard - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
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480€ 460€
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Centro Fiorenza - IH Florence, Florence
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Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.027 reviews
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Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
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Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0
Basic General G80 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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440€ 421€
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Centro Italiano Firenze, Florence
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Small Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
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380€ 361€
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Gold [C2] - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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360€ 342€
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Standard Italian Language Course - 10 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
170€ 162€
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Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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400€ 400€
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What our students said about Florence

10
It is a nice city.

It is a nice city.

Bader
Kuwait
12
Museum and church hours can be challenging

Museum and church hours can be challenging

Joyce
10
Florence has always been a beautiful multi-faceted...

Florence has always been a beautiful multi-faceted city. Saturday crowds in the centre are like those at Disneyworld. It is over-touristed, which the locals accept with tired grace. Everyone switches into English. So a student of Italian gets less chance to practice. One has to look for out of the way places to speak to locals in Italian.

Tatiana
Canada
8
...

Lovely historic city but oh so crowded with tourists.

Christopher
England UK
10
Too many tourists in the city but it is a beautiful...

Too many tourists in the city but it is a beautiful place.

Theresa
Austria
10
Tourist high season! Hot summer, but otherwise,...

Tourist high season! Hot summer, but otherwise, wonderful.

THOMAS
8
As long as one can stay in the calmer parts of...

As long as one can stay in the calmer parts of the city everything is great. Florence has to think carefully about the fact that more and more and even more tourists will soon compromise the quality hard enough to make it less worthwhile to visit this great place.

Albert
Switzerland
10
It is a beautiful city. I felt very safe. The...

It is a beautiful city. I felt very safe. The people were very friendly.

Nell
England UK
10
...

I was not interested in shopping so can’t evaluate.

Marion
10
Florence is a very beautiful town.

Florence is a very beautiful town.

Antioch
Netherlands
10
One of the most beautiful places on earth

One of the most beautiful places on earth

Gregory
England UK
10
February is carnevale month so perfect for visiting...

February is carnevale month so perfect for visiting Italy, Venice and Viareggio as the carnevales are amazing.

Barbara
England UK

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Florence

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 6 reviews

Atmosphere, learning materials, location and after-school activities

20 March 2020
Course: Intensive Course - Allegro - 3 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Cassandra
Finland

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 86 reviews

The instructors made the materials fun to work on. I was only disappointed that we were not aware of the focus of program before we started.

13 January 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 69 years

Theodore
Canada

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 86 reviews

Excellent teacher.
It would be very helpful to have known ahead of time which week of the two teaching cycles we would be entering. It would have been much better to adjust our dates so that we could have started in the first week.

13 January 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Nancy
Canada

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 | 191 reviews

The school was really good and it has great staff.
I would like to come back to the school in the future.

25 December 2019
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Bader
Kuwait

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 86 reviews

The school is full of people, young and old, and it's very easy to make friends if that's one of your goals.

25 November 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Adam
United States

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 9 reviews

Students have the opportunity to get to know other participants. Afternoon activities are arranged by the instructors.
Information about art classes and other activities on the website are misleading. These need a week's notice, not conducted in the area and are expensive.

25 November 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Joyce
United States

Rating: 5/5.0

5/5.0 | 2 reviews

The location of the school is amazing: in an old medieval tower next to the river with a terrace with one of the best views of the city. There is also a working room and coffee place. Everything inside is very modern and design.

3 October 2019
Course: Intensive Italian Course - 1 week
Student age: 56 years

Luc
Switzerland

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 9 reviews

Everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
The teachers were so enthusiastic and patient as well as encouraging. Their lessons were interesting and engaging. I would love to go back!

2 September 2019
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Catherine
England UK

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 | 191 reviews

Friendly atmosphere, very good but relaxed classes

1 September 2019
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 37 years

Lotte
Netherlands

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 37 reviews

Relaxed atmosphere, committed educators.

15 August 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

THOMAS
United States

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 86 reviews

Fiore (the teacher). The learning

22 June 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 71 years

Dorothy
Australia

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 86 reviews

With Sara we had a absolutely wonderful time. She is such a great person: open minded, funny, competent and just molto sympatico.

17 June 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Albert
Switzerland

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 | 191 reviews

friendly, helpful, and professional
good school

22 May 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

John
United States

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 | 191 reviews

Everything! Perhaps it was a little cold, I think this will be worse in January.
Very good!

14 March 2019
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 68 years

Antioch
Netherlands

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 9 reviews

I would definitely recommend Instituto il David on all levels. By far the best school I have used for studying Italian.

11 March 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Barbara
England UK

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 | 191 reviews

Teachers know their stuff!

4 March 2019
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 72 years

Peter C
Netherlands

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 | 191 reviews

Availability. Warm welcome. The teaching is well structured especially regarding the grammar. Attentive teachers. The afternoon activities are very interesting (visits, museums, cine, yoga)
I have no criticism to make as I have been really satisfied even though my progress was slow (I'm an absolute beginner).

19 February 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

Benoit
France

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 37 reviews

Relationship between teachers and students

18 February 2019
Course: Intensive course - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Vera Elisabete De
Brazil

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 | 191 reviews

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers, helpful support staff.

31 January 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Alexander
United States

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 80 reviews

sympathetic teacher, great school management

4 December 2018
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Sandro
Switzerland

Key Facts about Florence

Florence: Florence, a city in the heart of Tuscany, is known as the capital of the Renaissance. The city is one of Italy's most atmospheric and pleasant, with striking buildings, formidable galleries and treasure filled churches attest to the city´s cultural and historical heritage. The famous and vibrant Ponte Vecchio connects the historical and busy part of the city with the quiet part on the other side of the river Arno.

Population: 350,000

Elevation: 50 m. above sea level

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Tuscany, Province of Florence

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1281 USD)

Name of city in Italian: Firenze

Florence quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 (555 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 265 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 242 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Italy average):4.05 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airports

Florence Peretola (FLR) - 4 km. from Florence city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 3,00 €, 12 minutes.

Main stops: Faccioli, Vivaldi

Taxi: 22 €, 10 minutes drive to city center of Florence

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London City, London Gatwick, London Luton
Pisa / S. Giusto (PSA) - 69 km. from Florence city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 4,99 €, 75 minutes.

Main stops: Pisa Central Station, S. Frediano A Settimo, S. Miniato F., Montelupo Caprala, Le Piagge, Firenze Santa Maria Novella

Taxi: 124 €, 80 minutes drive to city center of Florence

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ) - 84 km. from Florence city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 16,00 €, 110 minutes.

Main stops: Beer, San Felice, Central Staton, Bologna Centrale, Firenze Santa Maria Novella – Unita'Italian/Farmacia Stazion, Rome Duomo, Orsanmichele, Canto Alla Quarconia, Ghibellina/Baiana Viaggi

Taxi: 150 €, 90 minutes drive to city center of Florence

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Dublin

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Events in FlorenceBest time to take a language course in Florence

September
Rificolona
Rificolona

07 September 2020The festa della Rificolona is a folk festival held every year in the heart of Florence. It includes a popular parade, music and myriad paper lanterns carried by children. The tradition dates back to the 12th century and celebrates the birthday of the Virgin Mary.

What to do in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery
The Uffizi Gallery
The Church of Santa Maria Novella
The Church of Santa Maria Novella
Basilica of San Lorenzo
Basilica of San Lorenzo
Centro Storico
Centro Storico
Duomo
Duomo
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