Programmes in Florence

Our renowned History of Art programmes offer you a flexible set of opportunities to explore the fascinating history of creativity and culture across nine centuries. Great artists and their work are studied in detail, and always placed firmly in their social, political, religious and historical context by our brilliant team of resident experts. We offer introductory courses for people relatively new to Florence, and a series of in-depth courses devoted to the artists, monuments and masterpieces of Florence, Tuscany and Italy. 

In line with government policy in Italy, the British Institute of Florence has suspended events at our Library at Palazzo Lanfredini. Special versions of our core programme of monthly courses (Medieval, Renaissance and Modern Florence) will be delivered online via Zoom until we are able to resume face-to-face teaching on our premises.




INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMES running in the month of July survey the astonishing collection of masterpieces to be found in Florence whilst exploring the dramatic history of the city and wandering through its enchanting streets:



CORE PROGRAMMES are the perfect programmes for people who would like to spend 1-4 weeks in Florence getting properly acquainted with all that this jewel of a city has to offer: 



EXTENSION PROGRAMMES include  cultural events held in our library, English and Italian language courses, and a selection of Fine Art courses and workshops available through our partner institutions in Florence: