Italian language and cultural school for foreigners
Furniture restoration
“Firenze nell'Arte”

Furniture restoration workshop

The conservation and restoration of antiques

In conservation restoration, which is carried out on historical and cultural artefacts, the piece of furniture is kept in its actual condition as much as possible, that is, just like it was when we bought it or it was given to us. The original patina is preserved, any missing pieces or areas are integrated with patina wood and the furniture's damaged parts are not replaced but fixed with synthetic resins or natural glues.

The antiques restoration is carried out on more recent pieces instead. The appearance that they had at the moment of their creation must be recreated as much as possible. They must be able to be used again and be functional.


  • Familiarity and care of work tools.
  • Types of wood.
  • Essences (for the reconstruction of missing parts).
  • Organic adhesives and gluing techniques.
  • Construction of the missing parts and reinforcing the item of furniture.
  • Polishing and varnishing materials and techniques.
  • Complete restoration of a wooden item.


For every 24 hours 750
Registration fee 60

Prices valid upon enrolment for all course commencement dates

Course start dates

2021 2022
Jan 4, 18 Jul 5, 19
Feb 1, 15 Aug 2, 16, 30
Mar 1, 15, 29 Sept 13, 27
Apr 12, 26 Oct 11, 25
May 10, 24 Nov 8, 22
Jun 7, 21 Dec 6

National holidays observed in the year 2021:
6 January, 5 April, 2 June, 24 June, 1 November, 8 December.

Jan - Jul -
Feb - Aug -
Mar - Sept -
Apr - Oct -
May - Nov -
Jun - Dec -

National holidays observed in the year 2022:

Course enrolment

Materials are not included in the price and will be agreed upon at the beginning of the course.

The 24-hour course can be spread over 2 or more weeks.

All courses are taught in Italian.

Registration is valid for one year and includes the accommodation search service, certificates and a few cultural activities.