Learn Italian and Painting in Florence

From £426 pp

Florence, Italy, Tuscany

14 days

Max 12 people

Learn Italian and Painting in Florence

From £426 pp

What You'll Do

Celebrated worldwide for its wonderful galleries and great architecture, Florence is the home of the Renaissance and there is no better place to inspire your art; combine painting and drawing lessons with an Italian language course to take home two skills instead of one.

Combine Italian language lessons with inspiring painting and drawing lessons in the magical city of Florence; immerse yourself in the local culture and take home two new skills that will stay with you long after your trip is over.

Whatever your level, from beginner to advanced, choosing to learn Italian in Italy is the best way to accelerate your learning experience as you practice new language skills both inside and outside the classroom from day 1.

Taught by highly qualified native Italian speakers who have a passion for teaching, your language lessons are highly interactive, groups are small and you’ll be placed according to your level when you arrive so you can be sure that you’ll be making the most of your time there.

In the afternoons, you’ll be joining a local artist and other students who share your interests and passions for painting and drawing lessons. Surrounded by Florence’s vibrant art scene and rich history, there’s no better place to get inspired and improve your artistic skills on a unique painting holiday.


Teaching method focusing on practice and conversation in small groups

20 hours of art tuition with a local artist in the medium of your choice

No better place than Florence and its many galleries for inspiration

Your Local Host:

Italian Language School in Florence

Thanks to years of experience, welcoming staff and many happy customers, the school is now one of the best Italian language schools offering the finest Italian language courses in Florence. The school was founded in 1992 and specializes in language courses, as well as cultural courses in other areas such as music, art and cooking. "We aim to create a comfortable, familiar yet professional atmosphere, and all of our staff try to put you at ease and satisfy every request that you may make."

Experience Itinerary

A Typical Day

Italian language classes
– Please arrive at the school by 8.30am on your first day for a short level test
– This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level
– Classes run daily Monday to Friday each week
– Classes start at 9am each day
– You will have 4 group classes a day lasing 50 minutes each
– You will have a short mid morning coffee break

Painting lessons
– Painting lessons will take place 5 times a week, each lesson lasting 2 hours
– Exact times will be confirmed on arrival at the language school
– PLEASE NOTE: art materials are not provided so you will be required to bring your own

What can I do in my free time?
Many people on these holiday courses travel solo as they make perfect singles holidays so the language school organises a host of social and cultural activities each week to help you to get to know your fellow classmates and to integrate you into the Italian way of life, some activities are free and others have a small charge and may include:
– free activities include walking tours of Florence every Monday, Italian films, five-aside football, sports, visits to nightclubs and much more
– optional excursions can be arranged for activities such as olive oil tasting, additional  cooking lessons, cinema visits, group dinners, a Chianti tour, wine tasting, museum visits and longer weekend excursions to the beaches and other cities
– you will have plenty of free time to explore the local area and practice your new found language skills or just kick back and relax on this learning holiday with a difference

Where can I stay?
You’re welcome to make your own arrangements so you can pick accommodation to suit your needs, however, optional accommodation can be booked in addition to your language course with a local host family or in a shared apartment with other students and locals. You can simply add your preferred option to your booking (for an additional charge) and more information about the two options can be found in the FAQs section at the bottom of the page.

Location Information

This friendly Italian language school has extensive experience in teaching Italian language courses in Florence; located within walking distance of the main sights of Florence, this is the perfect location in which to learn Italian in Italy.

– Excellent city centre location just round the corner from the Duomo
– Language lessons held in a neo-classical ‘palazzo’ building
– Spacious and bright classrooms
– Lively area offering an array of cafes, bars and trattorias
– Internet Access
– Spa in the building
– Roof terrace
– Sunny balconies and large lounge to relax in

Nearest airport:

Please note: flights to Pisa may be cheaper and more convenient – travel time is around 90 minutes and there are many transport links available.


  • 20 Italian language lessons (4 Italian lessons per day lasting 50 minutes each, Monday to Friday starting at 9am)
  • Class materials
  • 5 Painting lessons, each lesson last 2 hours (10 hours total), exact time and date to be confirmed on arrival
  • Painting materials are NOT included, you will be required to bring your own
  • Italian language level test
  • WiFi access
  • Organisation of various social and cultural activities (some at an extra cost)
  • One coupon for a free time activity
  • Free yoga twice a week in the afternoon
  • Certificate of attendance


- Suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced
- Painting and drawing classes are welcome all skill levels and you can choose to learn any style and technique
- Minimum age 16 with no upper age limit

- The school is open year round with a break for Christmas
- Classes start on Mondays throughout the year for elementary language levels and above
- Beginner Italian language learners must start on specific start dates
- If you book the optional accommodation with this learning holiday, you’ll check-in on Sunday before the course starts and check out on the Saturday after

- Please arrive at the school by 8.30am on your first day for a short language level test
- This test will assess your understanding of the language and will help the course organisers to place you in the right group class for your level

Art lessons are held at their art partner school, which is located near the language school. In regards to the art lessons, you can focus on sketching or painting.

Materials are not included, (although there are pencils and paper) - so please pack your favourite brushes, paints, etc.

Host family

Choose a home stay with a local family to enhance your language learning experience. All hosts are sociable, like to meet new people and can give a warm welcome to students giving you the opportunity to practice your language skills on a daily basis. You will have your own private room and will share a bathroom. Rooms are safe, clean and are all inspected and approved by the school on a regular basis. You will have a choice of booking bed and breakfast or bed, breakfast and dinner and room prices run from Sunday evening before your course starts to the Saturday morning after your course has finished. There is WiFi and bedding and towels are provided as well as one load of washing per week. If you have any special requests such as non-smoking, no pets, allergies and so on, please contact us. These requests will be accommodated where possible but cannot be guaranteed. PLEASE NOTE: special diets will incur a supplement of €30 per week. Use of the kitchen is not allowed.

City Centre Shared Apartment

Stay in an apartment shared with other students or locals. You will have your own room and will share a kitchen and bathroom. Rooms are safe and clean and all apartments are regularly inspected by the school. There is WiFi and a washing machine and bedding and towels are provided. Prices are based on arrivals on the Sunday evening before your course starts and end on the Saturday morning after your course has finished. All apartments are within a 20 minute walk to the school. Please note that students are required to keep all common areas clean. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: tourist tax of €3.50 per night for the first 7 nights, per person (paid locally).

The school remains closed in observance of the following holidays 2023
6th January, 10th April, 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December

Group lessons missed on the above-mentioned days are not made up