Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

The Renaissance in Florence

Discovering the Masters

This 18-hour seminar introduces and explores the main historical-artistic trends from 14th to 16th centuries.

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

At the end of this intensive field course 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 the 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 dynasty: Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Visit to the Uffizi Gallery.

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.

Lesson 8. How a fresco is made. A brief fresco lecture will be held by one of our Art instructors, who will explain how frescoes were made in the past.

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


In small group

SA, Renaissance in Florence, 18 hours €645
Enrolment fee €45

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Private tuition

SAI, Renaissance in Florence, 18 hours of private tuition €1290
Enrolment fee €45

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Course price includes

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


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10am-1.30pm Mon – Thu

9.30am-1.30pm Fri

This schedule may be subject to some slight variations.

Maximum number of students per class: 7.

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  • I loved my experience at Accademia del Giglio! B. was an incredible instructor - she has a wealth of information and was an amazing resource when we toured the museums. Everyone was so sweet at the Accademia as well!
    Arti J.Canada