Italian language school in Florence – Tuscany

At Centro Italiano Firenze aside from learning the language in a welcoming and familiar atmosphere (classes with maximum 6), the student can directly experience the various aspects of Italian culture and the Florentine daily life. Italian courses combined with art and craftmanship, cooking and wine culture, enable the participants to discover the artistic beauties of the town and its surroundings. Visiting Tuscan cities and countryside on foot or by bicycle, and getting to know the people offers a unique experience.
It is also possible to attend photography, multimedia and crafts courses.

Where we are

The school is located in the district of S. Ambrogio (Santa Croce) in the centre of Florence. Students who attend our classes can enjoy the following location benefits:

  • Its very lively neighborhood with the S. Ambrogio Market, the second biggest market in Florence
  • The abundance of restaurants and bars which offer a wide variety of food
  • The mix of locals who reside in the area, and students who attend the various universities
  • The lack of tourist groups
  • Cultural centers such as the old prison Le Murate, which are a go to for the residents
  • Small shops and artisan workshops which call for a relaxing shopping experience.
  • The position of the school, overlooking one of the most beautiful squares of the city, Piazza D’Azeglio, a city garden with ancient trees surrounded by historical buildings. A meeting point for residents and students where our participants often enjoy to relax
  • Good transport links to travel out of town


  • Students per class: Maximum 6
  • Accreditations: Bildungsurlaub,  CSN
  • Duration of lessons: 55 minutes

Our Italian language school

Our Italian language and culture courses are officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and by the Regional School Office.
The school is recognized by the University of Siena as a CILS exam center, both in Florence and Merano. Cils means Italian Certification as a Foreign language of Siena’s University.
Students can choose between courses in small groups and individual lessons (also for professionals), or select special course options like:

  • Preparation course for Cils exam
  • Traveling from Florence to Naples: the students learn Italian while visiting Florence, Rome and Naples in 2 weeks
  • Studying Italian combined with an Internship in a local company
  • Italian courses combined with art, craft, cooking, wine harvesting, walking or bike touring.

Centro Italiano Firenze is not only a school of Italian language but also a cultural center for foreigners and Italians who wish to create and share language, art and culture. A staff of experts for each sector is available to anyone who wants to pursue a creative social activity, from language, to art, crafts, photography, video and digital graphics.


Piazza D’Azeglio 20
50121 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 0118558
Fax +39 055 0118559


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