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 !
… and it looks like summer, already ! Therefore, in a couple of week, our guides at Scuola Toscana will start with the popular activity “in barca cull’Arno”, a special way to get to know the historical centre of Florence by boat…
More information at the school, in via dei Benci 23 !
After a suggestion by our teachers, we deliver a new service for the students of Italian who participate in the (famous) activities at Scuola Toscana: the possibility to contact the guide on duty, any moment the student needs to.
The devil is in the details, they say: no tour, no activity is so well planned that a mishap cannot happen. Moreover, even the most precise student can be late… what to do if the group has already left ? If you do not find the meeting point ?
From now on, the students can always contact the Scuola Toscana guide, real time, thanks to an”activity phone” ( number: 3888183380 ). If you want to know which activity we are doing today, if you have decided to enrole, if you want to know the price, or the meeting point of an activity… and more, if you are late and want to know where the group is, or if you just want to join them at a determinate place without starting from the school, now you have only to call the “activity phone”.
It is a simple idea that for sure will spare some headaches – and give another advantage to the Scuola Toscana students !!!
Given the cuts to the budget of the public bus company in Florence, buses from home to school are rare, and your director walks more and more to the school.
Which is nice, especially in this season, if you can cut through the center, choosing every day a different street.
So lucky, to live in such a beautiful city …
At Scuola Toscana, we added a new hands-on course to our catalog: after Italian and drawing, Italian and painting, Italian and Fresco painting, students can attend an Italian and Jewellery Course !
Yesterday we signed a contract (ok, it was just an handshake) with Mr.Campaioli who leads the school of Jewellery and Goldsmithery Il Perseo
It is a small group of Florentine craftsman, working in a nice, old-fashioned atelier. And is just round the corner of our school, “uscio e bottega” as we say in Florence.
It is another good opportunity for anyone who wishes to learn Italian and to have a real hands-on experience in Italian art and culture
– a really unique one.
Price will be available in a couple of weeks on our Internet sites.
many stairs to climb in Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio, a.k.a. as Palazzo della Signoria, the hearth of Florence, where the power has been administered for over seven centuries, where the City Council with the Mayor still seats (and where some of us of the Scuola Toscana team got married, by the way).
A group of our students braved the cold, rainy afternoon under the expert guide of Caterina (and with Sara as guide-trainee and fotoreporter) to explore the museum of Palazzo Vecchio
According to the student’s feedbacks at the end of the courses, Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most rewarding activities at Scuola Toscana !
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 …
This is the reason you came to learn in Italian here in Florence.
To connect to the Renaissance place, to experience the masterpieces.
On Friday a group of Scuola Toscana students went with their teacher Caterina to visit the Bargello – one of the “top 10” places to visit in Florence. Donatello, Della Robbia, Michelangelo, and more (find the details here)
At Scuola Toscana we decided since the beginning that the guides to our activities should be the same instructors of Italian – this way the museum becomes a dydactic material, the lesson continues out of the classroom, and the students are sure they can fully enjoy the art, because the guide knows their level of knowledge of Italian.
It is a privilege – and a responsibility – for us to show the art of past centuries to people from allover the world…
In our business, we owe everything to this city, its artists and their patrons