When thinking about where to study art history in Italy, there are two cities that immediately come up to mind thanks to their amazing buildings, statues, museums, and all the artists that were born or worked there. We are talking about taking art history courses in Florence and in Venice, which became UNESCO World Heritage Sites respectively in 1982 and 1987.

Here you will find history and art behind every corner and will be able to experience it with all your senses: admire famous paintings and statues; listen to powerful operas in the theatre; touch precious leatherwork and glasswork hand-made by local artisans; inhale the fragrance of the rose gardens and of the artisanal perfume-making workshops; taste traditional dishes that are still prepared with ancient recipes.

If you decide to study History of Art in Florence or Venice, you will be inspired and engaged both creatively and intellectually, thanks to the variety of cultural and social events and activities that you can join.

 

History of Art Course in Florence

Florence was the birthplace of artists like Filippo Brunelleschi, Cimabue, Leonardo Da Vinci, Dante Alighieri and Niccolò Macchiavelli, and of the most powerful patrons of Renaissance culture, such as Lorenzo de’ Medici. The city also contains many museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti. Due to its artistic and architectural heritage, Florence still exerts an influence in the fields of art and culture.

Studiainitalia offers a short History of Art course in Florence, composed of 10 one-to-one lessons in one week. Special attention is paid to the history of Florentine painting and architecture. The course includes guided visits to specific places and artworks of interest in the city. You can choose one or more art history programmes, for example: From the Middle ages to the early Renaissance, Mannerist Art and The Seicento (among others).

History of Art Course in Florence
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For a full immersion, you can combine your art history course in Florence with Italian classes in the same school. And you can choose from different types of accommodation (private rooms, shared/individual flats, hotels) near the school, which is in the historic centre. For more information and costs, see Art history course in Florence.

 

History of Art Course in Venice

In addition to famous painters and artists that were born in Venice, such as Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Vivaldi, many other artists from all over Italy worked here, like Titian, Palladio and Monteverdi. And don’t forget the local yet international adventurers, Marco Polo and Giacomo Casanova. Venice is a living museum, thanks to its mesmerizing attractions such as St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco.

Studiainitalia offers History of Art courses in Venice: our school is in a historical building with a wide terrace overlooking one of the most beautiful squares! You can sign up for a course of one or two weeks, with lessons held in the morning or in the afternoon for three hours a day. The art history programme allows you to join guided tours around Venice to discover its artistic and architectural masterpieces.

History of Art Course in Venice

For a full immersion, you can combine your art history course in Venice with an Italian course. And you can choose from different types of accommodation (private rooms, shared/individual flats, hotels) near the school. For more information and costs, see Art history course in Venice.