Italian Courses in Florence for Adults
- School is perfectly located in the city center
- Standard, intensive, individual and group courses
- Different types of accommodation
Florence combines a rustic beauty with a rich Italian charm and passionate character that embraces visitors from the moment they arrive. With the Italian lifestyle on display and the expressive Italian language surrounding visitors, Firenze is the ideal destination to take an Italian language course. Explore the endless number of attractions, from museums to boutiques, or simply admire the breathtaking architecture while experiencing every element of Florence and learning Italian at the same time.
The Sprachcaffe School in Firenze offers a variety of Italian courses that will suit every student, no matter what their current language proficiency is. Choose from a standard Italian course or a more challenging intensive course, all the while enjoying the wonders of Florence, Italy.
With every element of your language course guaranteed to be effective and enjoyable thanks to our talented and friendly Italian teachers, you will be able to explore this tourists' paradise, experiment with your newly acquired Italian skills and continue the learning process outside of the classroom.
As one of the most popular travel destinations in Italy, Florence is a city that has it all. From a rich culture to breathtaking beauty, Florence is an undeniable wonder that must be experienced.
Discover the treasures of Tuscany as you explore the picturesque streets or visit the beautiful ocean nearby, all the while learning a lifelong language skill and creating unforgettable memories. Allow the Italian surroundings and friendly community of Florence to provide the perfect backdrop for a life-changing Italian language course and a truly memorable holiday.
Study in two destinations: Florence and Calabria!
Our School in Florence
- Located in the city center
- Professional and native teachers
- Well-equipped classrooms
- Group excursions and activities
Inside the Italian School in Florence
Our school is furnished with modern equipment and has the necessary facilities, promoting learning and comfort, and therefore helping our students make rapid progress:
- Multimedia room
- Common rooms
- Roof terrace
Different Italian courses are offered at our school in Florence. The number of students in each language course is limited to a maximum of 10, ensuring a personalized and familiar learning environment.
Location of the Italian School in Florence
Sprachcaffe Florence is located in a 19th-century Palazzo on the Piazza della Repubblica, the heart of Florence's historic centre. A short walk will lead you to the cathedral square, the Duomo. The 16 large air conditioned classrooms are equipped with video projectors and wireless internet. A huge hall is dedicated to recitals and lectures and large common spaces are available for students to relax, study and socialise between lessons. The residence is conveniently located on the school premises.
- Standard, academic term/exam prep, intensive courses & more
- Includes placement test & certificate
- Qualified and native teachers
- Homestay, apartment and studio accommodation
The idyllic region of Tuscany exudes a passionate charm, along with a true historic wonder that captivates visitors from the moment they arrive. Experience Florence’s cultural and artistic ambience that will enthrall every student while surrounding them with exquisite natural beauty and a famously friendly community.
Whether students want to visit the birthplace of The Renaissance to experience the history of the region or simply want to bask in the wonder of Tuscany, Firenze is the perfect destination. Admire the famous Statue of David or indulge in wine tasting, all the while absorbing the Italian culture and picking up the language almost effortlessly.
We offer the following Italian language courses in Florence:
|Lessons Per Week||Minimum Duration||Group size||More Info|
|Part-Time Course||10||2 weeks||12||More Info|
|Standard Course||20||2 weeks||12||More Info|
|Intensive Course||30||1 week||12||More Info|
|Super Intensive Course||40||1 week||12||More Info|
|One-to-One Course||10, 20 or 30||1 week||1||More Info|
|** CILS Exam Prep||20||8 weeks||12||More Info|
|*** University Pathways||20||9 weeks||14||More Info|
- 1 lesson = 45 minutes
- ** Exam fee not included
- *** Placement fee +€240
- Our courses are available to students over the age of 18, students 16 years and older will be considered upon special request.
Our Italian language Courses in Florence
Sprachcaffe offers a variety of courses to suit every student. Whether students wish to participate in an intensive language experience or simply want to enjoy a laid-back standard Italian course, we have a course that will help them meet their language goals in their desired time frame.
Our language proficiency tests ensure students are placed into a class with students at a similar level, while our friendly and talented Italian teachers create a fun-filled learning environment. Our teachers embrace Sprachcaffe’s unique teaching methods and aim to alter every class to suit each student’s individual needs. With Sprachcaffe’s creative and comfortable approach to the Italian language, students are guaranteed an effective and enjoyable learning experience in Firenze, Italy.
C.I.L.S. Exam Preparation 20+5 Course Dates 2018**
|Start Date||Duration||*Exam Date|
|16 April||8 Weeks||9 June|
|8 Oct||8 Weeks||30 November|
- Varied accommodation options
- Contact with locals and other language students
- Apartments, host families or studios
To have a thoroughly successful Italian course in Florence, students need comfortable accommodation. We offer different types of accommodation in Florence so that you can feel comfortable in the time before and after your lessons. We’re sure we have something to suit you!
Use your accommodation as an opportunity to communicate with other students, flatmates or local people, and thus practice the Italian you learned in class.
We offer the following accommodation in Florence:
|Accommodation||Rooms||Board||Facilities||Distance from School||More Info|
|Standard Apartment||or||Shared kitchen & bathroom, sometimes TV & washing machine||5-15 mins walk or 10-20 mins by public transport||More Info|
|Comfort Apartment||or||Bigger room, shared (fully equipped) kitchen & bathroom, sometimes TV & washing machine||5-15 mins walk or 10-20 mins by public transport||More Info|
|Homestay||or||Typical of destination||5-15 mins walk or 10-20 mins by public transport||More Info|
|Studio Apartment||or||Large, comfortable rooms; Kitchen and shared bathroom (DZ); possibly TV and washing machine||5-10 min walk or 10 min by public transport||More Info|
All of our accommodation in Florence includes a complimentary cleaning service once a week.
Please note: Students have to pay visitor tax of €2.50 per day upon arrival. Total visitor tax per person will not exceed €17.50 (one week) even if you stay for more than a week.
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Tourism in Florence
Florence boasts a proud history of art and architecture, unsurpassed elsewhere in Europe. An absolutely breathtaking city, Florence has so much to offer to the international visitor that new cultural experiences are being introduced daily. The streets of Florence radiate the charm of Italian culture. Students from all around the world are discovering the 'Flower' (Florence or Florentia in Italian / Latin) and the birthplace of the Renaissance.
You will not only find the flair of this city in the numerous museums and palaces, but in private galleries, bars, cafes and even in the clubs and discos. Anyone who comes here and studies in such an inspiring environment and conditions cannot fail to obtain a reasonable grasp of the language and culture, whether it is something modern, classical, ancient or rustic, we know that if it comes from Florence it's "IN" and has its own unique style.
The city is a must for trend-setters, furniture designers, craftsmen, artists, architects and fashion designers. It all came as a result of the interaction between tradesmen from many countries who not only brought their goods, but introduced new cultures in the past.
Geography and Climate
Florence is located 120 kilometers inland from Italy's west coast and 200 kilometers northwest of Rome. The city's Mediterranean climate gives it hot summers and cool winters.
Culture in Florence
Home of Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo and the Medici, Florence is overwhelming with its wealth of art, culture and history, and is one of the most enticing cities in Italy. Find art of Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Leonardo da Vinci.
Also make sure to visit the following highlights:
- Palazzo Strozzi, the Dome by Brunelleschi, splendid mosaics and frescos.
- Ognissanti church's frescos by Ghirlandaio and Sandro Botticelli.
- Galleria dell´ Ospedale degli Innocenti built by Brunelleschi.
- Museo Nazionale: Michelangelo´s "Bacco", "Bruto", Donatello's "David".
Shopping in Florence
The colorful street market "San Lorenzo" (daily) and "Cascine" (on Tuesday morning) offer you women´s fashion and leather ware at reasonable prices. Shop for shoes in the "Via Nazionale" and the "Borgo San Lorenzo" in Florence. Versace´s boutiques, Ferré, Max Mara, Armani and Krizia are located in "Via Vigna Vecchia", "Via Brunelleschi" and "Via Tornabuoni".
Buy beautiful presents like Florentine writing paper, art calendars, and straw wares at the market "Mercato del Porcellino".
Eating in Florence
Typical meals like Pappardelle, Ribollita. Main dishes: Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Pollo alla Diavola and all types of fish. "Chianti Classico", Tuscany wine, "Brunello di Montepulciano".
Nightlife in Florence
During the summer, do not forget to go to the famous disco "Central Park" or the bar "Sull'Acqua Theater," or the "Lido", along the Arno River. In winter, do not forget to stop by the bar on the right bank of the river, "La Dolce Vita", the "Cabiria," both always overflowing.
Famed as the city of art, culture and high-end fashion, as well as being the capital of magical Tuscany, Firenze is a city that will captivate and enthral every visitor. With its wealth of exquisite beauty, ancient history and romantic ambience students will find themselves intrigued by Florence’s exhilarating culture.
Explore the wonders of the region or visit the neighbouring cities of Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena. With so much to see and do, in and around Florence, students will find themselves absorbing the culture naturally.
- Exploring Firenze - Students will have ample opportunity to explore the many famous tourist attractions, such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Botantical Gardens, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Doors of Paradise. Our school offers a variety of guided tours to the countless number of attractions in and around Florence.
- Italian Culture – Experience La Dolce Vita in Florence by embracing the Italian culture. From its expressive gestures to the truly authentic Italian bistros, our culture course will guarantee total immersion into the rich Italian culture.
- Italian Cuisine – Our culinary courses combine what you have learnt about the Italian culture with traditional Italian secrets that will turn every meal into an occasion.
Active Italian Culture
Florence lends itself perfectly to being explored on foot. Take a wander along the river, skirt around the hills and make your way into the historic town centre, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1982. A walking tour is a stroll through the history books, discover the remains of the Roman centre in the Piazza della Repubblica and proceed along the medieval streets to the Palazzo Vecchio and the gothic basilicas of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella. You'll get to know the city and collect proceless memories along the way. 6 different tours are on offer, each lasts 3 hours.
Price €50, tours are led by our teachers.
Sample Leisure Schedule*:
|Morning||Placement test/ first lesson||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons|
|Afternoon||Guided city tour||Trip to Uffizi Gallery||Lesiure time||Wine tasting in the Chianti region||Leisure time||Day trip to the mountains around Florence||Day trip to the cities of San Gimignano and Siena|
|Evening||Welcome Party||Leisure time||Open air cinema||Cooking course||Pizza evening|
*There will also be an excursion to Venice
Some extra-curricular activities are at an additional fee of €10-€50.
Prices & Booking
- language course as booked
- placement test
- accommodation as booked
- educational material
- course certificate
Our competitive prices include a range of great services including accommodation options and highly effective Italian lessons. All of which is set among the stunning surrounding of art and culture in Florence.
Choose you course, accommodation and length of stay and use the table below to find your all-inclusive great value price. Please note that, depending on the starting date of your Italian study abroad course, a seasonal surcharge might apply.
Our online booking form is easy to use, click the 'Book Online' tab located above to book your Italian course in Florence now!
For the studio apartment: double rooms are only available for two people travelling together.