Art history course in Florence

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If you love art, once in your life you have to travel to Florence!


If you are an art lover we offer a unique course through which you will feel moved. Do you know that Stendhal syndrome is also named Florence syndrome? It seems that Stendhal was overcome with profound emotion while visiting Florence.

Can you imagine visiting the David statue or Duomo with your own private Italian art historian? It’s a privilege you cannot miss if you want to deeply immerse yourself in Florentine art.

Our Italian Art History course is composed of 10 one-to-one lessons. Special attention will be paid to the history of Florentine painting and architecture. The programme includes guided visits to specific places of interest in the city and to its works of art.

It is possible to choose one or more programmes like:

• From the Middle Ages to the early Renaissance

• From early Renaissance to late Renaissance

• The Cinquecento

• Mannerist Art

• The Seicento

Lessons are one to one and are delivered in Italian. English or Spanish can also be used (supplement requested).

All the teachers have a degree in art history with teaching experience and are official tour guides authorized by the town of Florence.

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Art history course in Florence



Our art history course in Florence is a private, exclusive course for Italian art lovers.


We offer different art history programmes that can be tailor-made following your requests. You will first meet your guide in Florence and, together, you will define the visits. Each programme will be structured on your needs and knowledges.


Discover a real Florence, very far from the hit and run tourism.


We can also organize the course for people travelling together. You do not need to have previous art knowledge for this course.

Entrance tickets are not included in the course cost. If you wish to attend the course in English or Spanish, you will need to pay a small supplement.

This course is also available on-line.


Learn art history with our course in Florence!




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:

No. Entrance tickets are not included.

Length of lessons:

60 minutes.

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 Art History courses in Florence (course only):

  • 1 week (course only): 650€

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:

  • 1 week: 300€

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

15 reviews for Art history course in Florence

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    The course exceeded my expectations! Rima put all her interest and vast knowledge at the service of my desire to learn not only about the works of art, but also about the historical, social and even personal context of the artists. Apart from her profound knowledge of art history, the passion with which she transmits it has made me enjoy every hour of the course very much, the organisation was excellent, with good support from the course leaders and the Machiavelli Institute, a pleasure that I hope to repeat!

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    Highly recommended Art History course in Florence. Rima is a great guide and very friendly. An experience I would definitely repeat.

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    Marguerite Galloway

    My husband and I did one week private course with Rima in Italian and recommend it absolutely ! We have only moderate Italian but could understand perfectly, she made it very clear, and it helped our language skills. She is so enthusiastic and knowledgable about every detail, the whole course is visiting museums and churches daily and was a wonderful experience. She also suggested names of other places and towns to visit The school Studiainitalia was always very helpful and flexible . Definitely recommend .

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    I travelled to Florence in the company of my mother with the aim of doing an Italian course for me, a painting course for her and an art history course together in one week. The experience exceeded our expectations: the organisation of the activities was impeccable and tailor-made, the professionalism of the teachers was top-notch and the treatment was very friendly. Rima coordinated the activities to make them compatible with my mum’s painting course, we met at every museum, palazzo, gallery at a convenient time, she transmitted her knowledge of art in great detail and passion, it was a pleasure to walk around the city in her company.finally, my mum did the painting course at the Accademia AD’A with two teachers who helped her to refresh her notions of painting, which she hadn’t practised for decades. She enjoyed every minute of the hours spent concentrating on painting and was surprised at how much she was able to do in just 10 hours: it’s time for her to take up brushes and oil painting again! The location of the Machiavelli centre is strategic, the treatment of everyone we interacted with was impeccable (Federica, Lara). This type of tourism, in a city where art is present at every step, Studiainitalia is a highly recommended innovative option.

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    I am VERY happy. Rima is an incredibly knowledgeable person who knows the topics in depth and conveys the information with a contagious passion! I understood very well what we talked about and I am looking forward to learning more. I congratulate you for such a professional teacher!

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    One of the best weeks in Firenze! I certainly recommend this experience to everyone! Rima taught me a lot and made me fall even more in love with Firenze!!!

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    I was 100 per cent satisfied with my Art History course at Studia in Italia in Florence in March 2019! It was two weeks of classes in the city’s historical sites, in the company of a highly competent, kind and very well prepared teacher, where I was able to learn much more than I expected, in a light and cheerful way. My accommodation with an Italian family was perfect and gave me significant progress in my Italian vocabulary. I highly recommend this incredible experience!

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    I have taken a two-week course focused on Art History related to some periods of the Renaissance. It has been very profitable; a very good experience and very much due to the vast knowledge, on all the subjects that I have required in a punctual way from my teacher Rima who deserves an excellent 10. Thanks to her I have learned a lot, added a lot of new things to my knowledge on the subject and I have seen things from a different point of view, a “Florentine” point of view. I would recommend her 100 x 100.

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    I spent a week there and it was a fantastic experience. Very enjoyable classes visiting the most emblematic places and museums of Florence. A special thanks to Rima, who thanks to her clear explanations has made me appreciate the city and the history behind its art even more. Totally recommendable

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    Reem AbuSitta

    History of Art course was very informative and deep! My husband and I enjoyed it immensely, we became more infirjed about Italian painters, the Medici s and the art scene in Florence during manerism period.Well done !

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    The art history course with Rima could not have been better, she is charming, as well as a very good professional who manages to increase interest in art, thank you very much for everything and congratulations for such a great teacher!

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    My stay in Florence was absolutely wonderful, I simply loved the course, the way it was delivered and all the information it provided, liked my room and been on good terms with everybody.Though there have been some problems of communication at some point, the service was all in all just great.Thank you,Patricia

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    It has been a great experience, I have done two weeks combining art history and Italian language and I am completely satisfied, both for the management of StudiainItalia and for the teachers I met there. Both for the management of StudiainItalia and for the teachers I met there, thank you very much, I will definitely come back!

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    M Angeles

    Thank you very much and congratulations for the great organisation of the course. We were able to choose the contents to suit us and our teacher, Rima, knew how to make us enjoy it to the full. The accommodation was in an excellent location and the host family was very friendly.

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    Ana Maria

    I have just completed a two-week course in Florence in grammar, art history and several cooking lessons. It was a rewarding experience but too short. I think you need at least a month. The teachers were professional and friendly and the atmosphere in the classes was good. The art history course is taught directly in front of the works of art and is unbeatable. The teacher knows how to pass on her knowledge, which is a lot, with passion. The cooking classes were also interesting and practical and I would recommend these courses to anyone who likes Italy.

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