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Accademia Europea di Firenze: Appraisal of Antiques Course

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Key Information:
Class Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination: Italy  
Category: Unique Vacation schools
Specialty: Appraisal of Antiques  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: 5
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 580 Euro (EUR) per course
Max Price: 580 Euro (EUR) per course

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is one of the fastest growing schools in Florence, located in the center of the historic part of the city, it is a short walk from many of Italy’s most important sights, as well as, restaurants, shops, pubs, parks, night clubs and other places. The AEF staff will welcome you and take care of any arrangements you may need to make your stay the most enjoyable and comfortable possible.

The course will teach students how to correctly evaluate the origin and age of antique objects and furniture. The evolution of the techniques, and of the styles from the 15th to the 19th centuries will be studies, with references to regional styles, court styles and to the history of interior furnishings. The students will study characteristics of items from different eras of Italy`s history and the items produced at each time, hinting at major and minor characteristics of each item so that its age and consequently value can be safely determined. During the course, visits to museums, galleries, public and private collections and restoration laboratories will be arranged.

Faculty Information:
The teachers are all very well-versed in art history and have a broad experience with antiques and determining the value for the items.

Other Activities:
Aside from regular courses our school offers a rich program of optional language and cultural activities (concerts, seminars, films, visits to museums and farms) as well as extra-curricular and recreational activities (parties, dinners, food and wine tasting, sports, etc.) which are offered every week to ensure the enjoyment and cultural fulfillment of the students.

Facility Information:
Our students can choose from among the following types of accommodations:
- Private apartment. This is the best option for those who want to be completely autonomous and free to host friends and family. All apartments are furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils.
- Student apartment. This option allows students to share an apartment with other students (foreign and Italian). Apartments are well equipped and furnished.
- Family-stay. Living with an Italian family is a good way to practice the language and experience the Italian way of life. All families are used to hosting foreign students and willing to share with you their daily routines and traditions.
- Other solutions. It is also possible to reserve accommodations in pensions, hotels, residence or religious institutions.

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