Scuola Toscana

Officially recognized by Italian Ministry of Education
Italian Language School SCUOLA TOSCANA

Scuola Toscana - Via de' Benci, 23
50122 Firenze ITALIA TEL/FAX +39 055 244583

FAQ - General Questions

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It depends on the season. scuolatoscana is a mid-size school, small enough to allow the directors to know every student personally - and to respond with efficiency and speed to every student' s needs - big enough to have all the courses and levels up and running, the whole year round. You can calculate around 50-60 students in the low season (november through march) and 80 to 110 in the high season (april through october).
It never happens at the scuolatoscana. All the classes are always running, and we do not have a minimum of students for a course: when you receive the confirmation the course, you can be sure that the course will take place anyway, even for you only - no suplements, no last-minute cancellation !
Every month has its advantages - Florence is an all-season international city : if you want to enjoy the "open air" activities it is better to come from May through October - while the museums and art history "fans" enjoy Florence at best during the winter months, because there are less tourists and more time to stare at the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Brunelleschi ...
By air: Florence has an international airport, Firenze Amerigo Vespucci (FLR). It is also possible to arrive at Pisa Galileo Galilei airport (PSA), which is just one hour via shuttle train or "terravision" bus. From Rome Leonardo da Vinci there is a shuttle train to Roma Termini central station and then less than 2 hrs train to Florence Santa Maria Novella central station.

By train: there are international train to the stations of Firenze Santa Maria Novella and Firenze Campo di Marte. Firenze is about 3 hrs train from Milano and less than 2 hrs from Rome.

By car: the historical centre of Florence is closed to the private traffic - only taxis and buses are allowed. Out of the centre is anyway difficult to find a parking - it is adviced to park in a garage (prices from 10 euro/day up). Consider that the historical centre is quite small and it is possible to reach all the famous places by walk; the city buses of ATAF connect the center with the whole city and you can reach most of the towns and villages in Toscana by bus or by train - therefore we recommend not to come to Florence by car if you do not really need it (we will help you anyway !)
Florence is an international city, therefore prices - especially in "toruistic places" can be sometime unreasonably high. On the other side, there are many ways to visit and enjoy Florence whitout spending too much. At the secretary of the scuola toscana you can ask for lists of places (restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, but also markets, shops, museums, cinemas, theatres) where the prices are still surprisingly low and the quality surprisingly good. Moreover, every teacher at the scuola toscana will be more than happy to share with you her/his advices to live in Florence on a low budget !