Our classrooms, facilities and teachers are available to schools, institutions, universities and individual teachers.

Centro Italiano makes its premises and teachers available for educational and training projects regarding the Italian language, conceived and presented by Italian and foreign institutions. We have a team of teachers specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language, teachers of art history, literature, architecture, and all the disciplines that can be part of a study stay concerning Italian language and/or culture.

As an institute for teaching Italian language and culture we have worked with various educational bodies, amongst which are the Center for Academic Programs Abroad, Stanford University, the University for Foreigners in Siena, the Kaiserhof Hotal Institute of Merano, St Andrew’s College Dublin, and several others.

Centro Italiano is also an examination center for the CILS certification of knowledge of the Italian language, recognized by the University of Siena, and it can make its structure available for exam preparation programs, including personalized sessions.

We have classrooms equipped for any kind of presentation or conference, and also an internal garden and kitchen, on the ground floor of a prestigious building in one of the most beautiful nineteenth-century squares in Florence. One classroom is equipped to function as a portrait studio for photo shoots, and we can additionally provide a darkroom.

In addition to our Italian language services, the Center has a team of experienced teachers of Photography, Graphics and Video production, as well as highly experienced craftsmen, who, with their workshop-laboratories, are available to schools or associations, both Italian and foreign, who would like to offer a stay in Florence based on these disciplines.

Partners we are currently working with

Landeshotelfachschule Kaiserhof – Merano

We have been organizing for twenty years a two-week program with this Institute, the first week in Florence and the second in Orbetello, named Progetto Toscana. Students participate in language lessons in the morning and visits related to tourism-hotel training in the afternoon. The stay is aimed at taking part in the CILS exam and obtaining the relative certificate of knowledge of the Italian language.

Center for Academic Programs Abroad – USA

CAPA organizes study stays for American universities around the world. In Florence it collaborates with the Italian Center for the offer of Italian language courses and for all aspects related to the organization of the stay, including the search and booking of accommodation for its students.

University for foreigners of Siena

Centro Italiano Firenze is the seat of the CILS exam, recognized by the University for foreigners of Siena. The CILS certification is an official document that certifies the knowledge of the Italian language for each of the 6 levels of linguistic competence provided by the Council of Europe. These include the B1 citizenship certificate and the B2 level for enrollment in Italian universities.


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Centro Italiano is member of A.S.I.L.S., Association Schools Italian Second Language. A.S.I.L.S. is the foremost association of its kind in Italy. It brings together a large number of Italian language schools in Italy who are proud to be inspected by independent certification agencies, and to publish their statistical data. A.S.I.L.S. is a mark of quality and a privileged representative of public and private institutions in Italy and abroad.

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