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Eurocentres Firenze

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Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 9, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 213030
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The Eurocentres school, the oldest state recognized school of foreign...

The Eurocentres school, the oldest state recognized school of foreign languages in Florence, can be found in Palazzo Guadagni, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century which is located in the middle of the old town centre near the Ponte Vecchio.Eurocentres is a Swiss Foundation which was established in 1948 to help people to learn communicate in different languages. At present Eurocentres teaches in 35 schools around Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. About 15.000 students annually study one of the world's most important languages at Eurocentres: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian or Japanese.The historic school building, renovated in 1992, has eleven classrooms, a multimedia learning centre, a lecture room and a student lounge and is in a quaint Italian quarter. The school is in the centre of the oldest part of Florence, 300 m from the Pitti Palace, 500 m from the Ponte Vecchio and about 15 minutes' walk from the cathedral (il Duomo) and from the railway station.The building is the work of the architect Cronaca and was built between 1502 and 1508. In the 1860's, it was extensively improved by the architect Poggi with the addition of beautiful frescoes. The school was completely renovated, taking care to enhance the original features but also making use of the best of modern Italian design to produce a stunning mix of new and old.

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Great location; excellent instructors

An Italian-American friend and I decided to spend two wks here to get a gauge of our language skills. Not true beginners, but it was a little challenging (good!!!) to take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

An Italian-American friend and I decided to spend two wks here to get a gauge of our language skills. Not true beginners, but it was a little challenging (good!!!) to take classes taught entirely in Italian. Sara was a great director and we both enjoyed Giuliano. I had the wonderful Paolo, who I can still hear saying " allora! bene,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

The best teachers, with a friendly attitude and an easy manner with the teacher. Housed in the most beautifully maintained old palazzo I've been in outside of a museum. Highly, highly recommend it.

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Thank you for your comment, we are very pleased that you appreciated our facilities and enjoyed our courses. More 

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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