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start date


2 weeks

4 hours per day


double/ single


Course "Classico"

16 June

30 June



Cooking possible/ 8 hours in 2 weeks; language course includes 20 extra hours of culture, dinners at restaurants, etc.

The school is closed on Italian national holidays and on June 24, the feast day of St. John, the Baptist, Patron saint of Florence.


In order to make the students' stay in Florence as comfortable as possible the Institute dedicates a great deal of attention to housing assignments. The accommodations are checked periodically to make sure that everything is in order. Bed linen and towels are provided. Our housing facilities are located in the historical center of the city or in nearby residential areas that are easily reached by public transportation. Fees are payable directly to the family or landlord within three days of the student's arrival in Florence. Usually accommodations are available one day before the beginning to one day after the end of the course.


June 23rd
€325+75 application fee and bank fee

Intensive language and cooking June 23rd, $1000 (Pane, Vino e Lingua)


Approved by Ministry of Education


Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

16 June

30 June


This is the winner!

Course starts 16 June.

Housing reservations run from the Sunday evening before the start of the course to the Saturday morning (12:00 pm) at the end of the course. Different arrival or departure days only on special request.

Apartment accommodation: Be aware that you will most likely have to eat out the first evening as all supermarkets are closed on Sundays.

Cooking 2 evenings, also wine, 2 evenings.


Lots of professional associations, Ministry of Education.




23 June

7 July



The teachers are knowledgeable and friendly and the school is located in a former palace near the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio. Not many Americans seem to go there (I was one of two there out of about 60 students ), so this is a good chance to meet other students from around Europe.

friendly and personal

cooking possible


Possible Rejects


23 June

7 July


cool location, OK beginners

Apart from grammar and syntax, we consider that there are four skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - which need to be studied and developed right from the first level, to achieve understanding and expression in authentic communicative situations. To this end situations are simulated in the classroom using authentic teaching material. Structures and vocabulary are adapted to the lower levels and become progressively more complex until, at advanced levels, different types of text are used to encourage the recognition and reproduction of different language styles.

No cooking, otherwise OK.

(no cooking, Joanne does not like the name.


23 June

7 July


THE CLASSES of the Koinè Center are held in Palazzo Borghese, a Renaissance palace completely rebuilt in the 19th century in the neoclassical style by Prince Borghese. A bar/restaurant in the center is open from 8:00 to 15:00, offering students breakfast and lunch at reduced prices.


Cooking same as G.

every Monday

F1 $345



photo gallery

Careful placement.

All teachers are native speakers, graduates of the University of Florence

looks like chain, small classes.


Course LV50

16 June

21 July

€350 +52 enrollment fee?


Cooking available 5 sessions, not very integrated but OK, medium size of school


internet access for students