Italian language and cultural school for foreigners

Private daily courses

The Centro Machiavelli offers a programme of one-day cultural activities in Italian.
Get into direct contact with the Florentine world of artists and artisans and make some unforgettable memories.

Make your own leather bag

Individual 4-hour lesson on how to make a “clutch” or “baguette” type bag.

From Monday to Friday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm/Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The materials required (leather, zipper/s, lining and clasp) are included.

Cost: € 170

Art of wood gilding

Theoretical and practical 3-hour lesson on the mordant gilding of a small wooden Florentine-made wooden object. Subsequent treatment to produce an aged effect.

Minimum 2 people.

From Monday to Friday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm/3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Cost: € 100 per person

Italian cuisine

3-hour group lesson, maximum 30 people. Prepare 2 courses and 1 dessert, with tasting of everything that was prepared. Held in the cooking school basement.

Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

On Thursdays, as an alternative, you can choose to prepare pizza, ice cream and sorbet.

Cost of 1 lesson: € 59

Leather bag
Handmade pasta
Wood gilding