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Linguaviva since 1976 has been offering international students the opportunity to study Italian in Florence, to know our culture and to experience Italian life. The school is centrally located, in a quiet street next to the main railway station.

The Italian language courses organized by Linguaviva are attended by international students from more than 60 different countries, thus creating a very stimulating international atmosphere. Linguaviva offers students the possibility to study in Italian language and to communicate in this international context.

Study Italian in Florence, in the heart of the Italian language: the best way to learn it.

Student age +16



  • Standard - At Linguaviva in Florence the Italian standard course is designed for participants who need to improve their Italian skills for general use.

  • Intensive - This course is designed for motivated students who need to improve their Italian language skills either for general use or for their study or work

  • Super-Intensive - This option allows you to combine a Standard course in the morning with individual lessons in the afternoon.

  • One to One - This fully personalised, intensive language training is particularly suited to professionals and executives. 

  • Italian + Arts - Linguaviva offers, in partnership with Santa Reparata International School of Art, a rich programme combining Italian language with courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography and Painting.

  • Art History - The Art History course aims to introduce the student to an appreciation of important works of Art in their original settings.

  • Italian + Cooking - Linguaviva offers, with its Culinary Art School Partner, an exciting programme combining Italian language in the morning with cooking classes in the afternoon.

  • Programme for Seniors - During Spring and Autumn Linguaviva offers in Florence a holiday language course for mature and senior adults, wishing to combine a pleasant holiday in Italy and enjoy the opportunity of discovering fascinating cultural itineraries.

  • Preparatory for University - The programme is designed to help students achieve the academic Italian language requirements to access Italian Universities.

  • Individual Preparatory for CILS Exam - Linguaviva, being accredited by the Università per Stranieri di Siena as examination centre for the CILS certification, organizes throughout the year one-to-one preparatory courses.

  • Preparatory for Marco Polo & Turandot Chinese Students - Thanks to the Project Marco Polo and Turandot, Chinese students have the opportunity to enroll in an Italian Higher Education Institution (University, Academy of Fine Arts, Conservatory) on a bachelor degree (BA) or master degree courses (MA).

  • Italian + Internship - Throughout the year we offer you the opportunity to participate in day-to-day business activities and practise your Italian skills in real-life situations through an unpaid internship experience in an Italian company or organization.