Extension Programmes

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.


OUR CULTURAL CENTRE in Palazzo Lanfredini provides a lively hub for contact between the Florentine and the international communities – the place to find friends old and new, as well as an engaging programme of cultural events:

  • Wednesday Lectures
  • Firenze NOW!
  • Music al British
  • Afternoon Tea / Story Time
  • Reading Exchange



OUR LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES offer a wide range of courses throughout the year. Where possible the emphasis is on the city of Florence, so that you begin to learn about the city, its culture and customs through the study of the language:

  • Bespoke Italian Lessons
  • Italian Language Courses
  • English Language Courses
  • Exam Preparation Courses
  • Cambridge English Exams



FINE ART (PARTNER) PROGRAMMES held at the Charles H. Cecil Studios and the Florence Studio allow you to develop observational and technical skills from any level across a variety of traditional media:

  • Life Drawing Courses
  • Oil Painting Workshops
  • Figure Painting Workshops
  • Clay Sculpture Workshops
  • Marble Carving Workshops