The M17299 – officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Public Education - is located in the heart of the city, in a beautiful XVII century building, just a short walk from the cathedral. The classroom windows overlook Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Baptistry, offering a truly unique panorama. The Istituto’s nearly 500 square meters house facilities that are extremely important for anyone who wants to acquire a complete and up-to-date knowledge of the Italian language and culture.
The courses, developed in accordance with the guidelines of the Council of Europe’s Modern Languages Program, are held from Monday through Friday and are structured in different ways, from 2 hours per day to 6 hours per day. It is also possible to attend a 2 or 6 hour a day course or combine individual and group lessons to achieve “custom-made” results.
There are 7 course levels, from absolute beginners to specialization courses. Supplementary cultural and professional courses are held by experts in the afternoons. The Institute also has a Music and Art Departments.
One of the Institute's aims is bring the students into close contact with Italian life. Each day students are offered many interesting extra-curricular cultural and recreational activities.
Our lodging coordinator pays special attention to student accommodations. The families, apartments or pensions are carefully screened and monitored. Most of the housing is centrally located, or easily reached by public transportation thanks to the Institute’s downtown location.