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  • City of Florence - The official municipal site explains its administration and services, including those for foreigners, its restoration work on art and architecture, the city markets and sports facilities.


  • Accademia Riaci - Studio art program with courses taught in either Italian or English. Admissions information, program and course details, fees and academic calendar.
  • Alchimia - Three-year program in contemporary jewelry design. Enrollment, courses, dates, fees and school information.
  • Angel Academy of Art - Classical training in painting and draftsmanship, full or part time programs. Curriculum, faculty, contact form.
  • Apicius - Offers numerous cooking programs. Class details, costs, calendar and application materials.
  • The Darkroom - School of photography offering intensive, evening and academic year courses, as well as processing laboratories for rent. Course descriptions, schedules, fees and enrollment form.
  • Divina Cucina - Cooking lessons and food tour of the city with descriptions of some restaurants.
  • Firenze Arti Visive - An international visual arts program. Semester, year long courses and summer classes in studio art, art history and Italian language. Offers students independent housing.
  • Il Bisonte - International graphic arts school offering year-long and summer courses in printmaking and etching. Course details, dates, services and application form.
  • Il Trillo - Music school dedicated to instrumental and vocal teaching of all levels. Description of courses, enrollment details, costs and contact information.
  • Institute of Fine and Liberal arts - Located in Palazzo Rucellai, the center offers accredited coursework in art, history, architecture and Italian. Admissions and course information, calendar and program details.
  • Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento - Located in Palazzo Strozzi, the research center on the Renaissance maintains a library, conducts research and organizes seminars. Details on projects, publications and funding for research.
  • L'Atelier - School of fashion, jewelry and interior design. Course catalog and schedule, costs and registration information.
  • Perseo - Jewelry courses taught by local artisans. Course and registration information, fees and contact details.
  • Polimoda - Institute of Design and Marketing, holds specialized courses in fashion design, production, sales and marketing.
  • Studio Art Centers International - Studio art school offering various programs and courses. Admissions information, program information, tips for studying abroad and news.

Society and Culture

  • Istituto degli Innocenti - Research institute dedicated to the protection of children and their rights. History, details on services to children, research activities, museum and library.
  • St James Church - Episcopal church in the Diocese in Europe. Provides a welcome statement, schedule of services and parish activities, information about the parish and clergy, announcements and contact details.
  • St Mark's English Church - Gives information about the church, congregation and its local history, how to find the church, service times and related links.


  • Casa Buonarroti Museum - Museum based in Michelangelo's family home and focused on the artist's early works. Details on the collection, exhibits and library.
  • Fiesole Museums - Information, images and descriptions for some museums in Fiesole. Events, timetables and reservation requests.
  • Institute and Museum of History of Science - Official site, with information on exhibits, activities, on line events and research projects.
  • Marino Marini Museum - A museum of the collection of Marino Marini (1901-1980. Biography of the artist plus overviews of his paintings and sculptures.
  • Museo dei Ragazzi - Association seeking to increase the artistic interest of children and adults through virtual museum visits, workshops and activities.
  • Natural History Museum - The various sections of the museum are presented, by thematic routes and by the important exhibits each section houses. Opening hours, locations and history.


Florence Travel Guides
 Frommer's Florence
 Lonely Planet Florence
 Let's Go Florence
 Fodors Florence