Italian language and artisan handcrafts


Italian Language Plus Gilding 

The ABC School would like to give students the opportunity to get in touch with the works of art in a very unique way, by attending a workshop and learning the basics of the trade, that of a gilder of wooden works and a restorer of paintings.

We do this in collaboration with a school that is located a stone's throw away from Ponte Vecchio, with teachers who also work for the Uffizi Galleries and other prestigious Italian and foreign museums.

The courses are personalized and can be followed also by beginners.

Students of the ABC school can engage in the learning of the language in the morning with the Standard Course in a group or the Individual course, and take part in gilding in the afternoon, making their stay in Florence a truly special experience.

Lesson times:

The timetable of the Italian language lessons depends on the chosen course.

The Standard group course takes place in the morning from 9:15 to 12:30, for a total of 20 lessons per week.

Those who choose to do an individual course will have a personalized timetable.

Course duration:

All of the courses at the ABC School last for a minimum of one week.

Start dates in 2021

Elementary, intermediate and advanced students can start the course every Monday. Complete beginners can start the course every second Monday, on these specific dates:

4 January, 18 January, 1 February, 15 February, 1 March, 15 March, 29 March, 12 April, 26 April, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June, 21 June, 5 July, 19 July, 2 August, 16 August, 30 August, 13 September, 27 September, 11 October, 25 October, 8 November, 22 November, 6 December.

Holidays in 2021

Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. On Saturday the school organises activities that the students can take part in if they would like to: visits to museums or monuments and excursions in cities close to Florence.

The school follows national and local holidays and will be closed on the following days: 1 January, 6 January, Easter Monday (5 April), 25 April (Sunday), 1 May (Saturday), 2 June, 24 June, 15 August (Sunday), 1 November, 8 December. The school will be closed for Christmas holidays from 20 December 2021 to 2 January 2022.


The cost for the Italian Language Plus Gilding course varies depending on the language course chosen and on the number of gliding lessons attended.

We ask you to contact the school office for more information and a quote.

All courses have an additional registration fee of 60 euros which is valid for a total of 12 months + variable fee depending on the duration of the stay.


The Italian Language Plus Gilding course is only available in Florence.

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