My Account Login | Register About Us Contact Us
Home World University Business School International School Student Life Teacher Recruitment Education Exhibition Education Media
 
Study in Florence
Time: 2012-11-14    BY Angela   From: IntStudy.com   Clicks: 1066
(0) Comments Print Mail Text size: A   A  A


Learning a new language is important in this competitive age where it seems that everyone seem to be better qualified than you by obtaining an additional language, doors will be open far more easily for you.


You may decide that it's English, French, German or Italian that you want to study abroad, an exciting decision but how do you choose where to go? The best option would be to do to a country that offer excellent teaching in all of these languages, a safe friendly environment and a fantastic location. Where else but one of the most cultured and inspiring cities - Florence - am special place that has managed to preserves some of the greatest works of art and the most buildings in the world.

In Florence, there is something for everyone, with its numerous bars, restaurants, clubs and shops. A typical evening could be to start with a passeggiattam, perhaps along the riverside or a stroll around Piazzale Michelangelo to take in the overwhelming view of the city below. Then off to a restaurant. Typical Florentine restaurants offer wonderful, simple but robust food served on either simple wooden tables or white lines tablecloths depending on how much coffee, almost compulsory as it is so god, is normally drunk in a bar whilst continuing the conversation had over dinner.

With only 380,000 inhabitants, Florence remains a small city a quality appreciated by both its visitors and residents. The town in the city has been remarkably well preserved and the low hills which surround it have retained its famous Tuscan landscape with vineyards and olive groves dotted around.

Charles Dickens was overwhelms by the view: "Oh! How much beauty, when on a fair, clear morning, we look from the summit of a hill, on Florence! See where it lies before is an a sunlighted valley, bright with the winding Arno, and shut in by swelling hills its domes and towers, and palaces, rising from the rich country in a glittering heap and shining in the sun like gold".

Florence is incredibly hot during the summer months and could be fair to describe it as somewhat of a 'ghost town' in August as most Florentines flee to the coast - only a couple hours drive away. Some language centres, such as the British Institute of Florence actually offer summer schools.

The British Institute has been established for over 80 years teaching English and Italian in the heart of Florence. It offers beginners, intermediate, advanced and special package courses throughout the year as well as running a course in August at the beautiful seaside village of Massa Marittima. At Massa, not only can learn Italian language and culture and take in the sun and sea but you can lean particularly about opera festival taking place there every year. During the last week of August the course is moved back to Florence when it has been cooler.

Other Italians have been known to characterise the Florentines as miserly and unfriendly but most visitors today will wonder where the reputation came from. They are actually demonstrative than Romans or Southern Italians, however they are particularly friendly and welcoming especially those who attempt to communicate in Italian and they show great affection to those who appreciate the beauty of their city.

The wonderful quality about Florence is that it is rich in culture yet unpretentious. Many people come to Florence intending to stay for only a short while and then find they never want to leave.

12.2K
 
  Related News
University research repays its state funding in spades
King¨s University College at Western University
Up to 14 units of alcohol does not harm fertility
Former SSA student spurs social work collaboration in Ch...
ESRC grant awarded to ASBS Researchers
  User Comments




  • Life
  • Learning
  • Work
  • Entertainment

Beating School Stress this Week´Kapow!
For those of you taking Summer courses, you know ALL TOO WELL how quickly the course materials go by and before you know it finals a...
Living costs in Australia
Government should be tougher on responsi...
National University to celebrate student...
Varsity cricket match to be held in memo...
Living costs in Australia

The Physics of Food
Ice doesn¨t belong in ice cream. If you want to make an extra lickable treat, you need to minimize the ice part.
Study tracks hunting experience
Study in New Zealand
Study in Germany
Why Study in Cyprus
Why Study in Denmark

Students get a taste for Massey food ind...
Year 12 and 13 secondary school pupils experienced what it is like to study horticulture and agriculture at Massey University during...
HuskyJobs for UW Students
Career Services
Using Hawk Jobs
Student Work Experience
Employment Opportunities

World University
Find Your University
Study countries recommend
World University Rankings
Teacher Recruitment
Talent pool
Latest Jobs
Education Exhibition
Exhibition News
Recent Exhibitions
Business School
Find Your Business School
Business school accreditation
Business schools ranking
Student Life
Life
Learning
Work
Entertainment
International School
Find Your School
Education Media
Network
Television
Newspaper
Magazine
Broadcaster
New Media
About Us
Who we are
Contact Us
Career opportunities
The World Education Website
(BAIYI MEDIA)
Copyright @ 2016 Findworldedu.com

Email: info@findworldedu.com