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Stefania`s Photo Diary - Florence

     
        

La dolce vita in Italy

        
  Stef spent 6 months studying Italian with CESA Languages Abroad, in Florence, on a Gap Year in Italy course.  
     

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I have an Italian background but I had little knowledge of the language.  I was looking forward to the linguistic challenge, but  was very nervous and excited.  Definitely felt better prepared for the experience after talking to the CESA staff. 

Having lessons solidly in Italian was the real challenge - but it made learning the language easier.  I found the lessons fantastic, all the staff were lovely and helped as much as they could when you couldn't understand something.  The school was really good and the location was so convenient, right in the centre of Florence. 

Florence is a buzzing, small, safe town with an amazing culture and architecture.  In free afternoons I loved visiting the galleries and museums.  I made some great friends and it was brilliant to be able to travel around Italy and share the experiences with so many great people.  We had something of a chocolate-thing going on, as the photos suggest.  Italians take chocolate very seriously, which I completely understand!

I found CESA Languages very reliable and helpful and recommend them to you!  I just hope I get the chance to do it all again!!

Regards - Stef