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Learn Italian in Florence: Location

Florence, built along the banks of the Arno, in the heart of Tuscany appeals to Italian language students of all ages. It was the cradle of the Renaissance. You can admire the original masterpieces of Giotto, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci in the Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti, but also in the many historic churches dotted around central Florence.

The Ponte Vecchio connects the lively and historic city centre, by the Cathedral to the quieter, more relaxed neighbourhood to the south of the river. Florence is a blaze of beautiful squares, such as the Piazza della Repubblica and the Piazza della Signoria, fabulous shops and cafes, all connected by a series of small streets and medieval alleys. Dominating the city is the cupola of the Duomo.

Today Florence attracts students from all over the world, who come away with wonderful memories of the delicious Tuscan food, superb local wines, the numerous bars, trattorias and night-clubs that make up this fascinating city.

The location appeals to students of all ages; from Gap Year students (some, but not all of whom plan to study Italian at University), graduates through to adults who need to improve their language skills for personal interest or business reasons.

Local Specialities

Those who appreciate good food and wine are spoilt for choice in Florence; from the atmospheric gourmet restaurant to the simple “trattoria”, serving dishes of family tradition. From wine-shops that offer a few selected dishes to be savoured with a glass of wine to the tripe-seller’s stall for a fast-food snack and of course there is always freshly made pizza to go and a fantastic selection of ice creams to test out.