Linguaviva, Florence

 Via Fiume 17
50123 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 294359 / 055 280016
Fax +39 055 283667


The School

LINGUAVIVA since 1976 has been offering international students the opportunity to study Italian in Florence, to experience Italian culture and life. The school is centrally located, in a quiet street next to the main railway station. Linguaviva courses are attended by international students from more than 60 different countries, thus creating a very stimulating international atmosphere. Linguaviva offers students the possibility to study in Italian language and to communicate in this international context. Study Italian in Florence, in the heart of the Italian language: the best way to learn it.


  • Student age +16
  • The school is located in an elegant 19th century building
  • Comfortable, well-equipped and air conditioned classrooms, provided with audio and video equipment
  • Small garden
  • Free internet and wireless access
  • Excellent social activities programme
  • High-quality accommodation at walking distance of the school

Minutes walk to the historic centre of Florence

Italian courses

Standard Group Courses

Duration: 2/3/4 up to 48 weeks

Lessons per week: 20 (each lesson lasts 45 minutes)

Prices: 1 week: € 190; 2 weeks:€ 380; 3 weeks: € 570; 4 weeks: € 760;
8 weeks: € 1520; 12 weeks: € 2040; 6 months: € 3840;

Description: the standard course is designed for participants who need to improve their Italian skills for general use. If you have previous knowledge of Italian on your first day at school you take a placement. If you are beginner student, you will immediately start with your first Italian class. Each level can be completed in 4 weeks The aim of the course is to develop your practical and communication skills in Italian, to consolidate your language knowledge and achieve greater fluency.

Individual Courses

Duration: minimum 1 week

Lessons per week: 20 (each lesson lasts 45 minutes)
30 (each lesson lasts 45 minutes)
40 (each lesson lasts 45 minutes)

Prices: 20 lessons/ week € 920 ; 30 lessons/ week € 1380;
40 lessons/ week € 1840;

Description: this fully personalised, intensive language training is particularly suited to professionals and executives. This course is tailored to meet the needs of the participants with requirements in specific language areas. The one-to-one course includes a detailed language needs analysis, which is previously sent to you and allows you to specify your needs and objectives before the course starts. A one-to-one programme will quickly improve your general or specialised Italian knowledge.

Culture Courses

Art History Course – The Art History course aims to introduce the student to an appreciation of important works of Art in their original settings.
Italian + Cooking – Linguaviva offers an exciting programme combining Italian language in the morning with cooking classes in the afternoon.
Italian + Arts – Linguaviva offers a rich programme combining Italian language with courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography and Painting..

Duraiton: Art History Course – 2 weeks
Italian + Cooking 2, 3, 4 weeks
Italian + Arts – 4, 8, 12 weeks.

Lessons per week: Art History Course – 15 lessons for 2 weeks. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes
Italian + Cooking
20 Italian lessons+ 6 Cooking lessons per week. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes
Italian + Arts –
20 Italian lessons + 8 Art lessons per week. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes

Prezzi: Art History Course 2 weeks : € 185 (combined with a Standard Course );
Italian + Cooking: 2 weeks:€ 780; 3 weeks: € 1070; 4 weeks: € 1350;
Italian + Arts: min.4 weeks: € 1.400

Special Courses

  • Preparatory Course for University
  • Italian + Internship
Featured courses
  • Standard Course
  • Italian + Cooking
  • Italian + Arts
  • Art History Course
  • Preparatory Course for University

LINGUAVIVA accommodation is of high quality and close to our school often just a short walk, and never more than a 15-minute journey by public transport. We take great care in selecting our accommodation. You may choose from different options: Homestay, Shared Flat, Independent Flat, Hotel. During your stay in Florence you will have the possibility to experience the social and cultural life through a programme of cultural and leisure activities organized by Linguaviva, which allows you to broaden your knowledge of Italian culture and to enjoy yourself with your new friends.

Other info


Italian Ministry of Education – authorization to teach Italian language and culture to international students

ISO 9001:2008 – Certified ISO since 2000

IALC – The International Association of Language Centres
ASILS Association of Schools of Italian as Second Language
EDUITALIA – under the high patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Shortlisted every year and awarded as Star Italian School in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011
UED AWARD – award from Turkish Educational Agencies as the best Italian school in 2013, 2014 and 2015