2023/2024 History of Art Courses


MAR 2024


APR 2024


MAY 2024


JUN 2024

Our 2024 cycle of monthly courses can be followed in person, with lectures and visits conducted in Florence, or online via Zoom. "Blended" lectures (live and via zoom silmultaneously) are held and broadcast from the British Institute library on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, while visits are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


15:00 – 16:30 CET

Blended Lecture

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Offsite Visit

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Blended Lecture

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Offsite Visit

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Blended Lecture

History of Art courses are offered in cycles which can be taken together or individually. In addition to our Medieval and Renaissance surveys, we run thematic short courses at other times of the year:



  • Join us in March for a two-week course exploring Grand-Tour Florence, along with our  A Century of Women in the Arts course, organised in collaboration with Calliope Arts, which explores Florence's 'forgotten century' from a woman's perspective . From the Grand Tour to the unification of Italy, from the foundations of feminism, to the advent of the partisans, meet the women who forged a century of change in Florence.
  • In June, we also are running 360⁰ FLORENCE which acquaints participants with the history of Florence through a series of historical walks and museum visits. The perfect introductory programme for new residents, students, or anyone who'd like to know the city inside out, and discover its many wonders. 
  • November will see a two-week Renaissance edition of our popular lecture series Super Tuscans, devoted to artists and architects of the region along with their most celebrated masterpieces, followed by a two-week course Ars Italica devoted to Italian art from the Alps to the Sicily!


For further information and enrolment, please  write to us on bif@britishinstitute.it, or call us on  +39 055 2677 8270 (between 11:30 and 18:30 CET)

Medieval Florence 08 JAN - 02 FEB 2024 08APR - 03 MAY 2024 09 SEP - 04 OCT 2024
Renaissance Florence 05 FEB - 01 MAR 2024 06 MAY - 31 MAY 2024 07 OCT - 31 OCT 2024
Thematic Courses

04 MAR - 15 MAR 2024

(Grand-Tour Florence)

18 MAR - 29 MAR 2024

(Women in the Arts)

03 JUN - 28 JUN 2024

(360⁰ Florence)

04 NOV - 15 NOV 2024 

(Super Tuscans)

18 NOV - 29 NOV 2024

(Ars Italica)

We also offer Italian Language courses in combination with History of Art at a discounted price.