Michelangelo

Founded in 1975, our partner school in Florence is open all year round, receiving students of all nationalities who want to learn or improve their Italian language skills as well as get to know the Italian culture. Traditionally, the school has always offered its students, together with regular courses, every opportunity to learn about Italian life and culture through a series of extra-curricular activities, both cultural and recreational.

Palazzo Gherardi, the school headquarters, is a XV century monument located in the centre of the district of Santa Croce, the oldest and most characteristic of Florence. Around the school, in the ancient streets and squares, the real life of the city takes place: museums, markets, artisans, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, gardens…

 

Average group size: 6
Maximum group size: 10

 

Facilities and services:

- 21 classrooms
- Internet space
- Music lounge
- Café- Restaurant “Michelangelo”
- Library and study room
- “Michelangelo” student card offering many discounts
- Emergency 24 hour phone


Activities and excursions:

Our school in Florence offers several leisure activities that will allow you to learn Italian outside of class hours.

Leisure activities can be as follows:

  • Visit to museums and the city center, every week, on Saturday morning, from 9:30 to 12:30 – organized visits to the artistic monuments of the city, guided by the teachers of History of Art from the school.
  • Excursions, every week, on Sundays, the Institute organizes a trip to other cities or places of interest in Tuscany or in the rest of Italy.
  • Concerts and theatre.
  • Dinners, once a week the Institute organizes a dinner in a typical restaurant of the city.
  • School parties are organized every 2 weeks with dinners prepared by the students of the cooking course.
  • Movie watching; once a week, in the afternoon, an Italian film is shown. This is presented by a professor of the Institute.

Intensive standard course (20 classes / week)

Levels: from beginners ( A1 ) to advanced (C2)

4 classes daily from Monday to Friday scheduled 09:00 – 13:00

Minimum course duration: 2 weeks

 

Super-Intensive course (30 classes / week)

Levels: from beginners ( A1 ) to advanced (C2)

6 classes daily from Monday to Friday in the mornings 09:00 – 13:00 and in the afternoons 14:00 – 16:00

Minimum course duration: 2 weeks

 

Combined courses (20 group classes + 10 individual classes / week)

Levels: from beginners ( A1 ) to advanced (C2)

4 group classes daily from Monday to Friday in the mornings 09:00 – 13:00 and  2 individual classes in the afternoons 14:00 – 16:00

Minimum course duration: 2 weeks

 

Complementary courses:

- History of Art

- Italian cuisine

Shared Apartments

The apartments consist of single or double rooms, with kitchen, bathroom and some other common spaces. They are reserved exclusively for the students of the Institute. All apartments are located near the school (10 minutes walking maximum).

 

Italian host families

Two options available: half board (breakfast and dinner) or breakfast only. Families are located in the neighbourhood of the school (15 minutes on foot or by public transport). You will live in a friendly and familiar environment.

 

Private Apartments

For exclusive use of 1 or 2 people. They have the bedroom(s), living room with kitchen and bathroom. Recommended for those who want complete independence.

 

 

All accommodation types are located in the old town or nearby the old town. One week consists of 6 nights, from Sunday to Saturday.

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COURSES 2017

Course type 2 weeks weeks weeks weeks
Standard intensive (20) 380€ 490€ 590€ 740€
Super intensive (30) 500€ 680€ 880€ 1099€
Combined, group + private classes (20+10) 890€ 1310€ 1660€ 2079€

 

 

 

 

The price includes: registration, books and teaching materials, certificates and diplomas, internet at school.

National bank holiday: 17, 25 April – 2 June – 15 August – 1 November – 8 December. Classes that fall on national holidays are not recovered.

 

ACCOMMODATION 2017

Shared Apartments

Accommodation type  2 weeks  3 weeks  4 weeks  5 weeks 
Single room 330€ 450€ 540€ 675€
Double room 260€ 360€ 420€ 525€

 

Italian host family

Bed & breakfast   2 weeks  weeks  4 weeks  5 weeks 
Single room 330€ 450€ 540€ 675€
Double room 260€ 360€ 420€ 525€

 

Half board 2 weeks  3 weeks  4 weeks  5 weeks 
Single room 500€ 660€ 790€ 987€
Double room 400€ 540€ 680€ 850€

 

Individual apartments

Type 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
- For 1 person from 580 € from 780 € from 930 €
- For 2 people from 640 € from 840 € from 1020 €

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