Centro Italiano Firenze

The Italian language school Centro Italiano Firenze is situated in a palazzo in the centre of Florence not far from the world-famous Dome Square. The school offers Italian language courses for all levels and nationalities.
It is the school s belief that people interested in learning Italian are generally moved by the desire to know more about the culture and history of this country. So for the main course, Italian language, there are a number of cultural activities available in the afternoons in addition to the group lessons. Other courses offered are: personal language training, Italian and olive harvesting, Italian and wine harvesting, learn Italian travelling from Florence to Naples, intensive course or private tuition.
Centro Italiano Firenze is based in Florence, Tuscany,
Management and teaching staff
The school is run by Anja Schultz and Andrea Moradei, who having gained almost 30 years experience in the field, they have decided to create this new center, with the aim of offering a variety of programs better suited to the demands and interests of language learners from abroad. Note in particular the customized Italian language programs directly linked to students reasons for learning Italian. Special attention is now devoted to the afternoon individual and group programs providing background information to History of art, the Arts, photography, modern architecture and design , political and social analysis, Tuscan cuisine, food and wine. This new approach naturally led us to consider sharing experiences with the Centro Italiano in Naples, as their centre have been operating along these lines for many years, with excellent results. We should therefore like to offer our students the results of both experiences.
Artists and artisans in the Renaissance : The Renaissance in Florence marks the height of the development of the artisan as an artist. Their workshops were open to the world, becoming meeting-places where ideas were exchanged and the master artisans consolidated their reputations and their particular creative skills. The artisan effectively became an artist, the man who created new techniques and new styles. This set of seminars illustrates the link between art and craft from the Renaissance up to the present day, through guided visits to museums and craft workshops. Five 2-3 hour activities per week
Personal language training in Florence : This course enables you to spend a week with your own private tutor a in your own home (apartment or country house) a at your tutora ™s home (with your tutora ™s family) a sightseeing in Florence with visits to museums, monuments, urban districts (quartieri),parks and gardens and places of cultural interest, or just browsing around the shops and botteghe of Florence.
Walks in the Florentine hills : Experience the countryside surrounding Florence on foot, walking amidst vineyards and olive groves, through small villages steeped in history. Your guide speaks Italian and English and will lead you through areas of extraordinary beauty, providing you with details of the history, traditions and monuments of each place. These are afternoon excursions and last about 3-4 hours each.
Italian language courses
Intensive Italian course : We want to give our students the opportunity to look at some aspects of Italian in more detail by adding a few hours of individual tuition in the afternoon to the group session in the mornings. In this way, you can address any issues that arose during the morning class, try your hand at different registers and styles or take a closer look at topics of social, cultural or business interests.
Italian Olive harvesting : It's full autumn with the olives still showing their characteristic shade of green and the trees turning fantastic, variegated hues. The first mists begin to appear and a chill can be felt in the air. It's time for the rite of the a brucaturaa of the olives, which has remained essentially unaltered since Etruscan times in its simplicity of technique and tools. You'll see how the olives are pressed and then gather around a blazing fire to learn Italian. Terre di Baccio is a farm, but also a place dedicated to making its guests feel truly welcome with its beautiful, original more...
Italian and wine harvesting : At the time of the wine-harvest, Tuscany is at its most picturesque, with people working among the vines, colours turning towards autumn and the scent of fermenting grapes. A wonderful moment for a farm-stay in the hills of the Chianti, with the aim of learning Italian. Terre di Baccio is a farm, but also a place dedicated to making its guests feel truly welcome. Beautiful original furniture, carefully chosen ingredients and skillful preparation of breakfast and meals, which are accompanied by a selection of quality wines and olive oil.
Italian language course : It is our belief that people interested in learning Italian are generally moved by the desire to know more about the culture and history of this country. So for our main courses, wea ™ve decided to offer a number of cultural activities in the afternoons in addition to the group lessons in Italian language in the mornings. These are included in the price. Youa ™ll also have the chance to focus on particular subjects in more depth by choosing from a number of afternoon seminars on specific topics. These may be held either as part of a program for groups or as private sessions. For the starting dates of the group program, please go to the individual seminar pages. Private seminars can be arranged on dates chosen by the student.
Language and activities program for school parties : The aim of this program is to spend a week or more with your own class surrounded by Italian daily life, practicing the language and exploring the many aspects of Italian culture and society. The program is on offer both in our school based in Florence, and in affiliated schools in other towns such as Orbetello, Lucca, Bologna and Naples, with whom we have close professional links. In our didactic methodology and free time activities we more...
Learn Italian travelling from Florence to Naples : This course enables you to learn Italian while traveling through Italy. Our two centers in Florence and Naples are at your disposal: compare two cities with a common language, but with totally different customs and history, two different cultures in fact. At the end of the first week, you will spend a couple of days in Rome, as if on a 19th century-style Grand Tour.
Mammas recipes : Live in a private Italian house and cook typical Tuscan dishes with a la mammaa . In these sessions you not only learn the recipes and tricks of Tuscan home-cooking, but also communicate in Italian, improving your spoken Italian in a family environment. The seminar fees include your stay at la mammaa ™s home in a single bedroom, with or without breakfast. The four cookery seminars take place from Monday to Thursday in the late afternoons, culminating in the communal evening meal.
Preparatory course for CILS exam : Centro Italiano is officially recognised by the University of Siena as a CILS examination centre (CILS = Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language). CILS is an officially recognised qualification which certifies a person's linguistic-communication skills in Italian as a second language CILS certification is the first of its kind in Italian to have introduced the six level system of linguistic-communication skills proposed by the relative more...
Private Tuition : This course is intended for those who wish to develop personal or professional interests in specific linguistic aspects of Italian and have little time at their disposal. You can opt to work for a specific goal, concentrating on the language of economics, medicine, business, history or fashion.
Tuscan wine and cuisine : Spend a week immersed in Tuscan culinary culture and learn about the most important aspects of growing and producing wine. The sessions take the form of guided tours, excursions, cookery classes and tastings over 5 afternoons and evenings.
Head Office
Piazza d'Azeglio 2050121FlorenceTuscany50121
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