What makes Italy famous worldwide? Artistic masterpieces, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, high fashion, the
melodious beauty of the language … each and all are available to those who visit Italy to learn more about the nation
and its culture. And
Centro Fiorenza – IH Florence
offers a Special Course which covers all these topics.
“Course for Lifelong Learners (40+)”
has an intense and interesting program in the classroom and
throughout the city with:
Italian language classes
: The lessons will be focused mainly on
improving communication skills and every day conversation.
They will allow students to interact with Italians during their
History of Italian Art
lectures enriched with guided visits to the
most famous Florentine museums. No need to say how many
artistic treasures you can discover in a town like Florence. Just
strolling in the historic city center you have the sensation of
wandering in a magical past.
Practical Cooking and Wine
lessons: Learn, under the
supervision of a professional cook, how to prepare delicious
Italian recipes. Join the informative and fun wine tasting and
visit to a vineyard designed for anyone with an interest in
wines. Returning home you can surprise your family and friends
with your cooking ability and wine combination!
, a fantastic, ancient world,
which unfortunately has almost disappeared. Introductory
lectures followed by interactive meetings with the artisans,
“maestri” working in leather, wood, and gold at their “bottega”.
the 2 week group course includes:
: 3 lessons/day from Monday to Friday (total of
: 2 museum visits (e.g. Uffizi, Accademia, Palazzo
Vecchio, Bargello, Cappelle Medicee)
The Culture of Food
: 1 cooking lesson, 1 wine tasting, 1 visit to a
Meet the Artisans
: 1 introductory lesson + 2 visits to Artisans’
In collaboration with
COURSE FOR LIFELONG LEARNER (40+)
From May to September, when both our centers in Florence and on the Island of Elba are open,
we offer a unique opportunity to combine the experience of Florence with something almost completely different. Only
three hours away, just off the coast of Tuscany, is the Island of Elba, near and yet remote. On Elba the students can
continue their studies immersed in nature and surrounded by the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. It is of course
possible to start first on Elba and then continue in Florence.
A rich calendar of other social and cultural activities is available during the program.
To attend a Course for Lifelong Learner (40+) it is advisable to have a little knowledge of the Italian language.