Centre of Italian Studies: Study Holiday


Centuries of History and Art have left this city with a unique heritage in the world

The City

Centuries of History and Art have left this city with a unique heritage in the world.

While Florence carefully maintains its Renaissance architecture and culture, it is not locked in time. The city pulses with life from scurrying students in the university quarter to the businessmen who whiz by on their Vespas.

The rich artistic heritage, the numerous cultural events and beauty of its surroundings make Florence one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a unique destination for visitors from all over the world. Walking around the city, you will find shops selling fashionable clothes, antiques and jewellery as well as typical Florentine handicrafts.



One city two schools

Centre of Italian Studies has two partner schools in Florence, with different features and different locations, to accomodate your interests and passions.

Linguaviva School

Linguaviva is situated only a few minutes from the heart of the city. This school has dedicated itself exclusively to the teaching of Italian to people from all over the world since 1976. It offers a wide variety of courses and levels and enables you to choose the alternative that suits you best.

Linguaviva Key Features

  • Three storeys of a 19th century building
  • 17 comfortable, air-conditioned classrooms equipped with audio and video equipment
  • Small garden
  • Free internet access
  • Excellent social activities programme
  • High-quality accommodation within walking distance of the school
  • Located only a few minutes walk from the historic centre of Florence
  • Our second partner school in Florence was founded in 1982 and is in the heart of the historic city overlooking the river Arno and the famous Ponte Vecchio

Centro Fiorenza

One of the school’s main characteristics, which is much appreciated by students, is its friendly atmosphere that is established right from the first day with a “welcome party” for students, teachers and management staff. Students at Centro Fiorenza do not feel like “foreign tourists”, but rather part of a lively international family.

Centro Firenza Key Features

  • Small Classes of no more than 12 students
  • Classes are conducted by the same teachers of Florence
  • Classes are usually held outdoors, in secluded and shady spots

Interested in studying in Florence?

Contact our friendly staff for any information

Photos by Moyan Brenn