The first day of the course all the students participate (if they like, of course) in the “tour of the centre of Florence”, to be oriented, to have an idea about the most important monuments, and why Florence is so important in the history of art, and to get useful information (where is the closest bank ? where could I buy some food at good price ? which bus goes where ? etc.)
This is one of our teachers, who double also as guide, Caterina, an expert in History of Art, which leads our groups also for other activities – she is also a great teacher of Italian, so even if you have just some knowledge of the language , you do not get lost !
Art history and practical art courses are more and more requested; this summer and autumn one of the most popular course was the “Rinascimento” course, where together with the Italian language the students are introduced to various techniques of drawing and painting.
Scuola Toscana cooperates with a very fine atelier 5 minutes walk from the school, and one of the instructors there was so kind to send us this pictures of two Scuola Toscana students with their work.
one january afternoon with your school; four centuries of the history of art, architecture and collectionism in Florence… winter can be the best season to explore Florence, and Palazzo Medici Riccardi
is the perfect place to visit on a Monday – when most of the artistic highlights are closed …
The first day at Scuola Toscana all the new students are invited to join the “giro di orientamento“, where an italian language instructor, who happens to be also an expert in art history, and a lover of Florence, shows you the most important monuments and where you can find them… the center of Florence is not too big, and you can always refer to the “Cupolone” (Brunelleschi’s Duomo) if you get lost !
When you participate to this activity, my advice is – try to ask as much questions as possible (in Italian, of course, prepare in advance) so that you can really enjoy the walk.
Ah, it is for free, by the way !