Culture courses

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MINISTERO DELL’ISTRUZIONE,
DELL’UNIVERSITÀ E DELLA RICERCA

Among Italian language schools for foreigners, the Galilei Institute is unique in its exclusive specializing in one-to-one, personalized, full immersion courses specifically designed for professionals and students. Established in 1985, the Galilei Institute attained the highest prestige among language schools in Italy by providing its services to the leading companies of the world. Please take a moment to review our list of clients.

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Italian culture courses in Florence - Italian art history, Italian cooking, drawing and painting courses at the Galilei Institute.

Italian culture courses in Florence:

Our Italian culture courses have a practical teaching approach, which allows the students to learn and experience some of the most famous aspects of Italian culture first-hand.

The courses of Italian culture, art and cooking are offered as one-to-one and small group courses with 3-4 participants per class. All programs are personalized and give good results also in only a few days of lessons.

Please find following a short description of our culture courses:

Italian Cooking courses

For whom not only loves eating Italian food, but would also like to know how to prepare it, we offer high quality cooking courses held in some of the best restaurants in Florence. Professional chefs introduce beginners to the Italian cuisine and reveal amateurs and foreign cooks the secrets of it.

Art history courses

Our art history courses are held in great part directly on sight, in the museums, churches and places, where the art works studied are located to permit to experience the great masterpieces first-hand. The art history courses are adapted for beginners who are simply curious to know more about the famous Renaissance art than it is written in a guide, as well as for advanced students, for whom the program will go in-depth treating more specif aspects of the rich art history in Florence.

Italian literature courses

For whom love Italian literature and for students who need to study for their exams, we offer our Italian literature courses divided in historical periods with personalized programs according to each participant’s interest and needs.
According to the program chosen, the courses can be integrated with guided visits in very famous or not very known places of Florence.

Courses in the history of Florence

Florence is today one of the most famous places in the world. But already in the past it was one of the most important towns in Europe, where many famous artists, scientists, writers and popes lived. These courses will reveal you the past of Florence presenting you its citizens, their habits, customs and way of living.

Drawing & painting courses

Drawing and painting courses for all levels. Study in the art studio under an experienced artist the aspects of drawing / painting you always wanted to know/deepen. Beginners are introduced to the world of signs and colours, amateurs and art lovers are encouraged to develop a personal style and way of expression.

Program of guided tours and visits to the museums and churches of Florence

Experience the beauties of Florence under the guidance of one of our art history teachers, joining one of the cycles of 3 guided visits. On a one-to-one bases of for self-composed groups it is possible to organize also single visits.

Photography course

“Carpe Diem” Seize the moment, that unique and unrepeatable moment, quick as a click but which can last forever. Let our photography teachers lead you to discover the treasures of Florence through this photography course which will give you the opportunity to everyone, from beginners to experts, to learn and improve their knowledge of the camera and of photographic production. The course takes place mainly outdoors and can be combined with an historical or artistic course, so to experience Florence at 360 °.

Wine tasting tours in Tuscany

Wine tours for self-form groups of min. 2 participants. Guided full-day excursions into the Tuscan wineyards. Enjoy the famous Italian wines – Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Sangiovese vines, etc. – with our wine experts visiting the wine cellars and learning the secrets of why these wines are so tasty.

Excursions in Tuscany and Italy

Personalized itineraries to the most beautiful places of Tuscany and Italy for all those who wish to have a private guide at their full disposal. The excursions can be organized in English, Italian, French and Spanish.

All these courses can be joined by anyone. No particular requirements nor enrolment in our Italian courses are requested to participate in any of them. 

1 hour = 60 minutes

At our school each lesson hour lasts 60 minutes. In many other schools the lesson hour lasts 45 or 50 minutes and the prices of their courses, apparently lower, are actually higher of 25% (or 20%) of those written on their brochure.

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