Semi-intensive Italian course in Florence

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Our Semi intensive Italian course in Florence consists of two Italian lessons per day. You can apply for a grammar course or a conversational course.

Italian language courses are open to all levels, from beginners to advanced, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can attend the course for any length of time. Groups are small (6-10 students).

Lessons can be held either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Florence is definitely one of the best places to study Italian in Italy.

The city is small and safe, so you can move on foot everywhere. It is also bike friendly! It is one of the most beautiful cities, and it is also well connected with Rome, Venice and Bologna.

Surely it is a good starting point to get to know Italy!

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Join the Semi-intensive Italian Course in Florence at Centro Machiavelli, right in the city center. Therefore, you will be very close to most tourist sights in Florence. The school has been open since 1978, and is recognised by the Italian Education Ministry.

Above all, you will enjoy the care and attention with which staff members treat every student. In other words, the school takes care of students’ needs and always tries to satisfy their expectations.

The atmosphere is informal. Because the school is located in an historic building in the centre of Florence, it is very close to Ponte Vecchio and to Piazza Santo Spirito. In addition, this is one of the most lively squares in the city, because it is a meeting place for Florentines. A place where the students can meet, talk with Italians and make the most of the Italian language stay.

Study Italian in Florence, a beautiful language in a beautiful city

Our Semi Intensive Italian language Course method and schedule:

Courses are for student of all ages from 16. You can choose to apply for an Italian grammar course from 9 am to 10,30 am or apply for a spoken Italian course from 11 am to 12,30 pm.

The max. number of students per class is 10.

The Italian language school  in Florence also offers Italian course in Florence or preparation courses for official certifications to completely improve your language skills. Study Italian in Florence in the best school.

Why this Semi-intensive Italian course in Florence?

If you have some previous knowledge of Italian and you wish to attend  a few hours course to have time for tourism, that’s the best program for you! Ask for more information.

You can take the grammar course that focuses on Italian grammar structures. Your teacher will give you texts and practical examples, based on our direct teaching method. You will also work on pronunciation, vocabulary, reading and writing.

Or, you can decide to improve the fluency of your Italian attending the spoken Italian language course that focuses on conversation practice. Your teacher will use contemporary Italian topics, language activities and games. You will also see movies, listen to music and enjoy Italian songs.

You can borrow books and movies from the school library. All course materials are included. You only need to bring a notebook and a pen.

The school organizes two social activities a week. The school offers guided visits to museums and monuments, tasting sessions and seminars on Italian culture.

Learn language and culture together with students from all over the world.

In conclusion, we recommend this Semi Intensive Italian course in Florence especially if you love art. You will have free time at your disposal to visit Florentine Museums: Uffizi, Accademia and Bargello. Or you can also plan to attend an Italian art history course.

This course in Florence is also perfect  if you also apply for other courses as: painting, sculpture, perfumery, cooking, leather and much more.

Enjoy your semi-intensive Italian course in Florence! 

Starting dates 2023
January9, 23May 2, 15, 29September4, 18
February6, 20June12, 26October2, 16, 30
March6, 20July10, 24November13, 27
April3, 17August7, 21December11
The school will be closed on the following national holidays: Epiphany (06/01), Easter Monday, Italy Liberation Day (25/04), Workers' Day (01/05), Republic Day (02/06), 24/06, Ferragosto (15/08), All Saints (01/11), Immaculate Conception (8/12), Christmas holidays and New Year.

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Additional information

Average class size:


Maximum class size:


Placement test & Final certificate


Location type:

Via dei Bardi 28 – Historic building in Florence city centre.

Course material included:


Length of lessons & Schedule

45 minutes. Normally the course takes place in the morning but sometimes the schedule can be changed.


Internet access, social activities, library, air conditioning in some classrooms, disabled access, transfer from the airport available.

Accommodation in Florence

Our school of Italian in Florence offers course participants different accommodation options for the whole duration of your course in Italy with Studiainitalia. We have a selection of single rooms in shared flats, double rooms for couples and people travelling together, family stays (with half- and full-board options). Contact us for further details

Your accommodation in Italy

In Studiainitalia, we know well that in order to have a successful course in Italy, you need an accommodation that suits your budget and style. This is why we provide our course participants with a wide range of options for accommodation in Italy, so that you can feel at home.

Your accommodation in Italy is also a perfect opportunity to meet other students, flatmates or local people, and thus practice your Italian and learn more about local culture and customs.

We can provide you with accommodation near your school for the whole duration of your course in Italy. We offer the following types of accommodation:

  • Single rooms, with kitchen use, in shared flats (generally 2-3 persons);
  • Double rooms, with kitchen use, for couples and people travelling together;
  • Single rooms in host families, with meals;

Accommodation is available from Sunday to Sunday.

• Costs of water, gas and electricity are included. Towels and sheets are provided.

• Flats are shared with Italians, generally between 2 or 3 persons.

• Accommodations are assigned only 20 days before your arrival in Italy.

• Sometimes it is possible to request a private bathroom (supplement required).

Please contact us for further details on our accommodation options for courses in Italy.

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We guarantee high quality schools without any extras: you will not have to pay more than if you book directly with the school.

These are the fees for our Italian courses in Florence (course only, enrolment fee included):

  • 2 weeks (course only): 280€
  • 3 weeks (course only): 390€
  • 4 weeks (course only): 500€
  • More than 4 weeks courses are also avaliable.

With Studiainitalia, you can also reserve your accommodation for the whole duration of your course in Florence. The following fees are for accommodation in Florence, single room in shared flat, with kitchen use:

  • 2 weeks (single room in shared flat) from : 350€
  • 3 weeks (single room in shared flat) from : 480€
  • 4 weeks (single room in shared flat) from: 600€

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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6 reviews for Semi-intensive Italian course in Florence

  1. Isabel

    Una esperienza meravigliosa, io lo ricomando a tutti chi amano la cultura italiana. Tuto ha stato bene organizzato e non ho avuto un solo problema.

  2. anna

    La gestión de studiainitalia no ha podido ser mejor. Estoy encantada con el curso de italiano que estoy cursando, en mi caso, en la escuela Machiavelli de Florencia. Una escuela óptima donde aprender además de fácil es divertido. Las clases son dinámicas y amenas y el personal un encanto.

  3. Venetia

    Dear Lara,
    I had my last Italian lesson today. I am very happy indeed with everything about the school. The location is excellent in one of the prettiest and quietist so squares. The secretary, Helen was outstandingly helpful in all practical matters.
    My teacher Vincenza was exceptional. She was highly engaging, skilled and experienced. All the class greatly enjoyed her teaching and said on many occasions how much they appreciated her. I have a lifetime’s experience in the UK education system, including work as as Ofsted inspector and would find it hard to suggest any area for improvement. I am sure the school know how lucky they are to have her but please could you make sure this email reaches the management of the school.
    All good wishes, Venetia, UK

  4. Anny Karoly

    Sencillamente mágico el tiempo que he permanecido en Italia con Studiainitalia, realizando el curso de Italiano, fue una experiencia inolvidable, los profesores muy agradables y pacientes, haciendo más fácil mi adaptación al nuevo idioma y a la ciudad, la infraestructura cómoda, céntrica y el material didáctico muy oportuno para el aprendizaje; agradezco a Federica su orientación en cada uno de los pasos del proceso debido a que vivo en Venezuela y desde acá es un poco más difícil por el tema de la aprobación de las divisas; asimismo agradezco su gentileza durante mi estadía en Firenze; el alojamiento fue perfecto para mi con una familia italiana, super agradable y cercana.
    Quienes quieran aprender este idioma Italiano y vivir una super experiencia consigo mismo!!! Estudiainitalia es una excelente oportunidad!!! Mil gracias!!! AKAA

  5. Liliana

    Hola Lara, me encantó la escuela y la estancia, el lugar que me asignaron para vivir fue increíble, el departamento está muy bonito y muy cómodo. Y la escuela me gustó porque esta cerca y toda la gente es muy amable y los profesores muy buenos. GRACIAS ha sido una experiencia hermosa!
    Liliana, México

  6. Carmen

    riassumo in cinque parole: è stato una autentica delizia!!! No tengo palabras para describir la bondad y gentileza de Maurizio y Simonetta, las clases y el “congiuntivo, fantásticos, y el ambiente que he respirado con Benedetta, la profe, y los compañeros, entrañable. Han sido dos semanas de auténtico piaccere. Creo que volveré otra vez. Y de vosotros, qué decir! sois unos auténticos profesionales que destiláis cariño y buen hacer.

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