Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Living in Italy

  • What are the major holidays in Italy?

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    Capodanno (New Year’s Day): January 1st Befana (Epiphany): January 6th Pasqua (Easter): on a sunday in March or April...

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  • Will my electrical appliances work?

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    Electricity in Italy is 220 volts AC at 50 Cycles per second. In order to use small appliances, such...

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  • Tipping

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    A charge of 10%-15% is usually already included in the restaurants bill, but if you like the service you...

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  • What is the best way to phone home?

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    Buy a SIM card (ask for the best one or for offer to call your country)  in one of...

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  • Can I open a bank account in Italy?

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    Foreign students are unfortunately not entitled to open a bank account in Italy, they can only open a “libretto...

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  • Can I work while studying?

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    Yes, it’s possible to find an evening part-time job in a bar or a restaurant or you can look...

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