Florence is located in central Italy, in the heart of Tuscany. The city is worldly renowned thanks to the presence of innumerable works of art, museums and churches. The historical centre of Florence is quite small, so it is very easy to visit on foot. Try to loose yourself in its narrow medieval streets and discover some of its wonderful palaces, its history, its charm and its beauty. Let yourself be surprised by the flavours of one of the most famous cuisines in the world. These are just some of the reason why millions of people visit the city of the Renaissance every year.
Taking a course in Florence means a totally immersion into the Italian culture and lifestyle. Florence is the ideal location to learn Italian because it’s where the Italian language was created by Dante Alighieri. Florence is a vibrant and high-energy city, home of many museums and art galleries and it is called the "Cradle of the Renaissance": actually the Renaissance can be perceived just by walking through the centre and looking around. Even if it's packed with tourists all year round, Florence has many secrets corners to discover and where you can relax. Furthermore Florence is the heart of Tuscany which means it’s very easy to visit places such as Lucca, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo or the vineyards of the Chianti region.
When to go?
In spite of its hot summers and cold winters, Florence and its sorroundings are packed with natural and artistic wonders that you can enjoy throughout the year. Early spring and late autumn are especially convenient if you want to avoid mass tourism in the city.
There & Around
Florence is easily reachable by air through Florence International Airport Amerigo Vespucci. We can arrange an airport transfer for you. You can also fly to Pisa, Bologna, Milan or Rome. For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Florence, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Florence.
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