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Learning Italian in Florence with caffè e giornale!

The British Institute of Florence is a University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Platinum Centre.

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Learning Centre

Italian language courses

Learn Italian at the British Institute of Florence. We aim to get you speaking and thinking in Italian: you will be immersed in the Italian language from the very first day.


AS overview course

Intensive Italian course to help prepare students for the AS Italian language exam

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History of art courses

Study History of Art on-site and in context through our month-long courses on renaissance art, or shorter courses on a theme.


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Fine art courses

We offer Life & Cast Drawing with the Charles Cecil Studios.

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Study abroad

We offer a number of study abroad programmes in collaboration with our partner institutions.

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English language courses

We offer English language courses at all levels, as well as business English and preparation courses for the Cambridge ESOL exams. We also offer intensive summer courses.

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The British Institute of Florence is the principal authorised centre for the Cambridge University ESOL exams in Tuscany.


Exam preparation courses

Preparation courses for Cambridge ESOL exams

IELTS International English Language Testing System

Preparation courses for Cambridge ESOL exams

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Cultural Centre

Thursday, April 10, 2014

British Institute of Florence online publication

Proceedings of the "Shakespeare and His Contemporaries" Graduate Conference 2012 and 2013

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Concert: Art of Music Programme: Accademia Europea di Firenze

A musical recital

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O'Neill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Afternoon Tea Party

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~ C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lecture: Jeremy Boudreau

Pienza: a composite city for Pius II Piccolomini

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


1941 1941

Friday, July 04, 2014 - Saturday, July 05, 2014

Benedictus Research Forum Inaugural Meeting: Western Civilisation: its Foundations, Embodiment and Transmissions

A two-day conference on the Liberal Arts and European thought, culture and society - past and present.