Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

The Renaissance in Florence

Discovering the Masters

This 16-hour seminar introduces and explores the main historical-artistic trends from XIV to XVI centuries.

Lessons are complemented by guided tours to museums and monuments in Florence. During the week students will attend two lessons (from 1 to 2 hours each) and at least five visits (from 2 to 3 hours each).

At the end of one week students will have visited most of the more important museums of Florence such as the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, The Palatine Gallery and Boboli Gardens, Bargello National Museum, Museum of San Marco, Museum of Medici Chapels, the churches devoted to Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce.

The program

Lesson 1. The 14th century
The Tuscan gothic in the religious and civil architecture: Arnolfo di Cambio. Giotto and the 14th century painters: visit to Santa Croce church.

Lesson 2. The 15th century painting
Painting in the early 15th century: Masaccio and Beato Angelico. Visit to San Marco Museum.

Lesson 3. The 15th century sculpture and architecture
The sculptors Ghiberti, Donatello and Verrocchio. The architecture by Brunelleschi. A historical walk throughout the centre of Florence.

Lesson 4. The 15th and the 16th century
Florence during the Medici dinasty: Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo. Visit to the Uffizi Galery.

Lesson 5. Michelangelo and the 16th century sculptors
Michelangelo: the awfulness and the unfinished. Visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia.

Lesson 6. The 16th century painters
Raffaello and the mannerists. Visit to the Galleria Palatina in Pitti Palace.

Lesson 7. Michelangelo’s return to Florence
The new sacristy of San Lorenzo church. Visit to the Medici Chapels.

Please note: the program may be subject to some slight variations. The course will be held only with a minimum number of 3 participants.

Price and details


SA, Renaissance in Florence, 16 hours €390
Enrolment fee €45

Course price includes

Museum and bus tickets and as well as all the material.
A certificate at the end of the course.




July 24th – 28th 2017
Expiring date for enrollment: July 3rd 2017 or until all the places have been filled.

September 11th – 15th 2017
Expiring date for enrollment: August 21st 2017 or until all the places have been filled.

October 2nd – 6th 2017
Expiring date for enrollment: September 20th 2017 or until all the places have been filled.

December 18th – 22nd 2017
Expiring date for enrollment: November 27th 2017 or until all the places have been filled.


Morning and/or afternoon, Monday through Friday.

Maximum number of students per class: 10.

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  • The Art History Course was FANTASTIC for again you had selected a teacher who was able to provide us with just the right amount of information + interest + challenge.
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