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.