Florence

ABC School
Via dei Rustici 7, 50122 Florence
+39 055 212001

Italian language school offering language and cultural courses since 1982.

Istituto il David
Via Vecchietti, 1

(http://www.davidschool.co...) school of italian language, located in the city center of florence. offers different varieties of courses. also offers adjacent courses such as italian cuisine, italian winery, etc. accommodation can be arranged as well either with families, or in apartments.

Stroll the Boboli Gardens

These extensive gardens behind the Pitti palace provide excellent views of the city of Florence and numerous sculptures in a relaxed environment. Stop in the hilltop café, grab a drink and a seat outside and enjoy the view.

Street Performers by the Uffizi
in front of the Palazzo Vecchio

In the evenings street performers often put on a show here. Performances can range from violin duets to people dressed as sculptures. A nice place to stop while you eat your after-dinner gelato.

Enjoy the view from the Piazzale Michelangelo

It's a big square on a hill, but somewhat distant from the traditional tourist sites. It's easy to reach it even on foot using the stairs called "Rampe di San Niccolò". They are on the side of the Arno river just in front of the national library. Do this thing during the summer and during the night to admire Florence's lights.

Santo Spirito

Santo Spirito is one of the most overlooked piazzas on the Florence Map. Santo Spirito is an excellent place to relax, chat, or drink a bottle of wine. Separated from the hustle and bustle of tourism in Florence, Santo Spirito gives you a taste of Italy and gives you a chance to engage with the locals.

500 Touring Club
3468262324
80-150 pp

Get out of the city behind the wheel of an iconic vintage Fiat 500. On tours ranging from a 2 hour city sights drive to wine tasting, picnic or wine making itineraries, you drive one of the candy coloured cars in a convoy linked by radio and led by an enthusiastic Florentine guide.

Toscana Stand Up Paddle
+393334468648

See Florence from the water. Just call for a reservation, the guy guiding is great and fun. Speaks Italian, Spanish and English.

Private Excursions
+39 333 11 98 806

Transportation service with a highly qualified driver and upon request, with a licensed tour guide. Specialized in Shore Excursions

Climb the Duomo or Campanile

Traverse the winding staircases inside the duomo or the nearby bell tower to see some of the best views of Florence. Not only can you see the Tuscan countryside in the distance and the impressive palaces and churches of Florence in the fore, but it also shows you just how large the Duomo is.

Glass Bead Making Classes (Lampwork)
+39 055 239 9182

Learn how to make glass beads in the heart of Florence, Italy's artisan district, the Oltrarno. Beginner & intermediate bead making classes introduce students to both basic and advanced lampworking techniques and help pave the way towards finding your own artistic voice. Private and 2-person group classes available.

Istituto Galilei
Via Alfani 68, 50121 Florence
+39 055 294680

Italian language school specializing in one-to-one, personalized and small group max 4 people full immersion courses.

Cooking Class

Florence and Tuscany are becoming synonym of cooking class. Tuscan cuisine is appreciated worldwide and a cooking class experience is now more and more part of Tuscany attractions, carrying back home memories and improved cooking skills. There are many in the area, either in historical villas in the countryside or in central Florence, from Florentine use of tripe and giblets to the use of organic ingredients from the local producers. From limited amount of students to large classes. During high touristic season make sure to book in advance.

Liberal Academy of Fine Arts

(http://www.laba.biz/index...) offers academic courses of 3 plus 2 years restructured duration for diplomas at 1st and 2nd level equivalent to the short degree and specialization degree in five subjects: photography, graphic design and multimedia, design, painting and restoration.

Florence Photography Club

(http://www.susannalamaina...) if you are interested in florence and photography this group teaches photographic techniques. anyone can learn to improve their photographic skills. everyone is welcome, from complete beginner to professionals.

The Florence Art Studio

(http://www.theflorenceart...) a working studio that offers intensive custom programs in drawing or painting from life in florence, italy. the florence art studio is completely different from the other ateliers in florence in that they offer private instruction in the studio setting, tailored to meet the needs and time constraints of each student. courses begin on a rolling schedule, and can last anywhere from as little as a week to as long as three months or more.

Inferno Tour
+39 348.8400459

A walking guided tour in the footsteps of Robert Langdon.

Impruneta's spa

the thermal waters of Impruneta spring from two sources and are used to treat respiratory diseases, liver, gastrointestinal, and skin allergies. The location is very close to Florence and other major cities of the district.