History of Italian Art

history of italian art corse in florenceThis course lasts a minimum of 1 week and combines the standard intensive language course, 4 Italian lessons for 5 days a week with three history of art lessons per week.

This is recommended for those who have an intermediate knowledge (level B1-B2) of the Italian language and it is definitely recommended for everyone who is studying Italian in Florence! Florence, the city that today is universally recognised as a City of Art, offers a priceless heritage of architecture, paintings and sculpture, which make it a buzzing, live museum: don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Both your inner self and the language you are studying will benefit in equal measure!

“Florence as the dream ideal city”

With interactive lessons which will be held in the city’s churches and museums, this history of art course aims at giving students the opportunity to get to know in detail Italian and international art, from the ancient Etruscan period to the Roman era through to the 20th century.

The aim is to study history of art and Italian culture through direct visual observation of architectural works, sculpture, paintings, mosaics, jewellery and musical instruments, in such a way that the students, lesson after lesson, will discover that Florence is not just “the cradle of the Renaissance” or “the city where the David sculpture is housed”.

The full course includes three visits a week for a total of 4 weeks. It is also possible to enrol on the course for a minimum of just one week.
If the full four-week course is followed, lessons will be held in the below list of museums and churches (subject to change):

  • The Baptistery
  • Church of Santa Croce
  • Church of San Lorenzo
  • The Bargello Museum
  • The Accademia Gallery
  • The Uffizi Gallery
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella
  • Museum of San Marco
  • The Brancacci Chapel
  • The Medici Chapel
  • The Palatine Gallery
  • 20th Century Italian Art Gallery


Course Facts

DurationCourse N°LessonsClass SizePrice
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1 week 511 6 minimum 3 students € 160
2 weeks 12 minimum 3 students € 320
Course Facts & Notes
  • The History of Italian Art course consists of a short introduction to the development of art in Italy and guided visits.
  • Level recommended: elementary.
  • Accommodation service is provided only to students which are enrolled in an Italian language course.
  • A €70 enrollment fee valid for 12 months must be paid for any enrollment.

Student Opinions

Alex Grasso

Country: United States - Source: Testimonial

alex grasso student of italian language in florence

I attended the Corso di Storia dell'Arte to learn more about museums in Florence. I knew that it would be in Italian, and I might have difficulty with it. However, Monica is fantastic; Her Italian is extremely clear, her enthusiasm is contagious. It is easy to see that she knows and loves the Art of Florence and the Renaissance. She explained the significant details, and also, taught us many of the fun trivial items. She was thoroughly prepared. She is the best. I highly recommend these courses for any student who wants to learn more about some of the major art institutions, and also some of the lesser touristy. I cannot wait to return to Florence and take more classes with Monica.


Lucy Vannata

Country: Australia - Source: Testimonial

lucy vannata student of italian language in florence

I would like to highly recommend the art history tours organised by the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. We were fortunate to have the well-versed and knowledgable, Monica lead us. The tours were conducted in Italian and relatively easy to understand as Monica pitched the information to our needs and level. What I loved most about the tours was her ability to make the characters and protagonists of the time 'come alive'! This was truly wonderful as we could visualise Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists and sculptors working and contemplating their designs. I also loved learning about the Medici family for example and the important role they played in Florence. We felt as if we got to know the characters as Monica was able to recount stories about them vividly and with endless energy and enthusiasm! Grazie Monica!!


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