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Italian Courses in Florence

Florentine writers Petrarch, Boccaccio and Dante were the first to turn to the vernacular and break Latin predominance. Florentine dialect rose to great importance and became standard Italian in time. Without suggesting that it is impossible to learn proper Italian elsewhere Florence, with its charm, its art treasures and beautiful Tuscany hinterland, is an obvious choice for an intensive Italian course. Learn Italian in an international and communicative study program while discovering marvelous Florence.

Florence City Guide

Landmark and famous sight is Brunelleschi's dome with its campanile (tower) designed by no less than Giotto. The cathedral is the fourth largest worldwide and features intricate frescoes and stained-glass windows. Ghiberti's sophisticated gilded doors where dubbed 'Gates to Paradise'. 'Piazza della Signorina' is surrounded by Florence most famous buildings and clogged with remarkable statues: Cellini's 'Perseus', Giambologna's 'Rape of a Sabine' and a copy of Michelangelo's 'David' in front of town hall 'Palazzo Vecchio'.
Uffizi gallery's wonderful collection takes you through the golden era of Florentine art with Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus', Titian's 'Venus of Urbino' and Michelangelo's 'Holy Family'.

Famous 14th century bridge 'Ponte Vecchio' with its silver and gold shops crosses river Arno and was the only Florentine bridge to survive WW II in one piece. The basilica of Santa Croce is famous for Giotto's frescoes and tombs of Michelangelo, Macchiavelli and Galileo among others. Influential Medici family gave order to build a good number of palaces and villas some of them just outside the city in beautiful Tuscany.

Study at Florence University

Next to Rome Florence is one of the most important university cities in Italy. From humanistic to scientific subjects you can choose from the full range of academic studies. Florence is a pleasant city to study in: not to big and not to small you can profit from urban flair without suffering from its backlashes.

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