Antique books, drawings and maps restoration course in Florence

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Do you want to restore an old book or an old map but you have little time to learn?


We offer an intensive paper restoration course of 48 hours (or more), usually organized in two weeks.

  •  The programme starts from a brief history of paper, then you will learn the techniques of restoration and conservation.
  • You will present a project file and practise doing a restoration project: cleaning, cuts, tears, patches, and techniques of sewing.
  • You will also study the methods of conservation and you will create covers for books.

A full paper restoration experience!

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Book restoration course


Our book restoration course is organized by our restorer and it is held in her workshop in Florence.

The atmosphere is really cheerful and you will definitely enjoy your stay at the workshop learning paper restoration with a professional restorer.


Courses are one to one and held in Italian. The programme can be adapted to your own needs. You can also request an interpretation service.

Our teacher has a long experience as a restorer and as a teacher.





Starting dates 2024
January8, 22May13, 27September2, 16,30
February5, 19June10, 25October14, 28
March4, 18July8, 22November11, 25
April2, 15, 29August5, 19December9
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.
Location type:

Florence city centre.

Course materials:

Not included in course fees. The cost of these materials will depend on the type of course and project chosen by the student.

Length of lessons:

60 minutes.

Accommodation in Florence

Our school of book restoration 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- 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 antique books, drawings and maps restoration course in Florence (course only):

  • 48 lessons (course only): 1900€
  • 72 lessons (course only): 2850€
  • 96 lessons (course only): 3800€
  • More than 96 lessons 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. Costs are from:

  • 2 weeks (single room in shared flat): 430€
  • 3 weeks (single room in shared flat): 600€
  • 4 weeks (single room in shared flat): 750€

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

2 reviews for Antique books, drawings and maps restoration course in Florence

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    I did two courses in Florence and the whole process with studia in Italia was very smooth. Federica was very helpfull and available.Being in Simonetta’s studio was a dream come true. I had some little previous experience but her expertise got things in another perspective. Her level of Quality is remarkable and we approached subjects related to Paper crafts that I didn’t even know existed. I am Looking foward to putting everything I Learned into test and I would definetly like to come Back as soon as possible. She is super sweet and made me feel very welcome.

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    Both courses were really good but I especially loved the restoration course with the one on one teaching/learning with an expert restorer. We used the two weeks to restore a book from 1888 and Simonetta, the teacher, was very generous in her guidance, the documentation she provided, and in showing me and letting me try different techniques along side her as we restored the book. I enjoyed the Italian language course also but found the semi intensive may have been better if I had done it as an intensive course but there really wasn’t the time. I have no regrets though as I enjoyed Cristina the teacher and the class but didnt find my Italian improved that much. Probably too much of an overload and not a huge amount of time for study after the lesson because the restoration course was very intensive.The accommodation was just a few minutes away from the language school. The Santo Spirito area is charming and a great base for Florence. A bit noisy though with roadworks going on from early morning and quite a bit of noise at night but ear plugs did the trick (at night) but this is how the reality is it is in this area. I had some very interesting conversations with my hosts Giusi and Stefano and gained some insight into what it is like for the locals to live in Florence and within the broader context of Italian politics and culture, as musicians and writers. You could never grasp this from an experience in a hotel.I am already thinking that Id like to do some further restoration either on frescoes or more on paper. But Im not even home yet!KERRY, AUSTRALIA

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