Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Our favourite links

Useful links for your staying in Italy at Accademia del Giglio. Explore our links about Florence and Tuscany, tranports in the Florence area, hotels and places where to eat and drink, Art and Italian language resources and the sites of our former students.


Florence and Tuscany

The official site of Florence.

APT – Florence Official Tourist Office Web Site
Information on events, museum, where to stay, eat, study…

Information and booking service for concerts and theatre plays in Italy and in Florence.

Firenze Musei
The official site of the Florentine Museums.

What is the weather like in Florence?

The University of Florence

The Florence football team.

What to do in Florence

Tours, visits and more

Florence for Fun
Your (and our) student travel agency that specializes in organizing days trips, weekends away and fall & spring break trips for study abroad students in Florence.

If you want to buy the best wines from Tuscany and Italy at the best price.

Transports in the Florence area

Florence Airport
Flights to and from Florence Airport “Amerigo Vespucci”.

Vola in bus (Fly by bus)
Shuttle to and from Florence Airport.

Pisa Airport
Flights to and from Pisa International Airport “Galileo Galilei”.

Shuttles to and from Pisa Airport.

Florence bus city company.

Italy by train.

Italo treno
AV trains to and from Florence, Milan, Rome, Venice, Turin…

Barberino Designer Outlet
Daily shuttle service for your shopping 30 minutes away from Florence.

Sleeping in Florence

Hotels, B/B and Hostels

Residenza Fiorentina
Via de’ Fossi 12 (close to Santa Maria Novella and Arno River).

Hotel Lorena
Via Faenza, 1 (San Lorenzo, Medici’s Chapels)

Hotel Toscana
Via del Sole 8 (Santa Maria Novella).

Hotel Villa Liana
Via Alfieri, 18 (Piazza d’Azeglio, Santa Croce, synagogue)

Plus Florence
Luxury hostel in the centre, via Santa Caterina D’Alessandria.

Eating in Florence

Il Gatto e la Volpe
Pizzeria and trattoria in via Ghibellina 151r, few steps from our front door: discounts for AdG students.

Art resources

Pittura & Dintorni
A site about other Art courses, Art academies, painters… (in Italian).

Zecchi and Salvini
Art material: discounts for our students.

Italian and other languages resources

Exercises, activities and songs to improve your Italian.

Accademia della Crusca
The leading institution in the field of research on the Italian language.

I read Italian
A collection of resources for anyone interested in teaching or learning Italian as a second language.

Many and good Italian dictionaries.


Italy resources

The Italian Tourist Board official site.

Italian press agency ANSA.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian Embassies.

Radio and TV.

The websites of our former students and friends

Bruce Sledge
The opera singer.

Yas Yamamoto
Wonderful photos by the photographer Yas Yamamoto.

Anna Mantel
Translator and interpreter.

The best lute-maker’s workshop (guitars, basses and speakers).

André Bustamante Carretoni
Brasilian writer.

Manolo Gonzalez
Sculptor in Gran Canaria Island.

Lucy Penfield
Interior designer in Minneapolis.

Anna Foley
Australian artist.

Matthew Greyson
English artist