Italian Language Schools in Florence

Can you hardly distinguish 'che bella' (how beautiful!) from 'che palle' (what a pain in the a**!)? Do you somehow end up with a 'birra alla spina' (draft beer) when you want a 'birra in bottiglia' (bottled beer)? And what is the difference between 'caffé macchiato', 'caffé corretto' and 'cappuccino'?! Still fumbling through introducing yourself to a cute Italian?  I think you're ready for some Italian lessons!

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Centro Machiavelli

Piazza Santo Spirito 4, 50125 Florence | Tel +39 055 2396966 | Fax +39 055 280800


The Italian language and cultural school, Centro Machiavelli, is located in the historic centre of Florence. Focusing on creating a friendly and pleasant atmosphere, the school offers a variety of high-quality Italian language courses throughout the year at all levels among other courses including art, latin, music and singing and more.

Member of:
TANDEM® International - International Association of Language Schools involved in the research and application of teaching methods based on language and cultural interchanges.
ASILS - Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language
EDUITALIA - International Education, Association of Schools and Universities providing courses for foreign students
ALTO Association of Language Travel Organisations - through Tandem International

Scuola Leonardo-Florence

Via Maurizio Bufalini, 3, 50122 Florence | Tel +39 055 261181 / +39 055 290305 |


Scuola Leonardo is present in not only Florence but also in Milan, Rome, Siena and Viareggio. Offering courses in Italian, prep courses for exams as well as art and fashion courses, among others.

The school is located just steps away from the Duomo and also offers organized events allowing you to fully immerse yourself in not only the language but the Italian culture, more specifically, the culture you will find in Florence.


Scuola Parola

Borgo Santa Croce 4, 50122 Florence | Tel +39 055 242182 |


At Scuola Parola, they become like family. Allowing you to learn the Italian language in whichever way is comfortable for you. There are group classes and private lessons available and they are very flexible with times.

Scuola Parola is located right in the center of everything in the Santa Croce area. Join in activities to further your language skills and get to know your surroundings and the people of this small and beautiful city.

*Certified CILS testing center.


Europass Italian Language School

Via Sant'Egidio 12, 50122 Florence | Tel +39 055 247 9995 |


Europass is another language school in Florence designed to offer all levels/types of classes to make learning Italian as comfortable as possible. Beyond just courses for learning Italian, they also offer combination courses such as cooking + Italian, so you learn the language through a skill.

Located in the middle of Santa Croce and the Duomo, you will find this beautiful school to be a lively one with students of all ages. If you are just passing through on vacation, they have a course for you. If you are working too much and want to take a class online, they have a course for you. The options are endless at Europass.

*If you are still unsure about committing to lessons, be sure to check out their website for great resources to teach yourself some Italian in the meantime.