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Location & Facilities

Live at the intersection of past and present by immersing yourself in the vibrant birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

Originally established by Julius Caesar in 59 BCE, Florence (or Firenze) emerged as an economic and artistic powerhouse during the rise of the House of Medici in the 15th century.

This capital city of the Tuscany region is famous for its stunning cityscape, rich with intricate architecture, winding streets, and famous piazze. Florence also contains some of the world's most treasured works of art from Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli, and Raphael. 

Elevate your artistic awareness

Whether you’re an experienced student of the arts or you’re just starting out, Florence will elevate your artistic awareness as you visit its remarkable museums and beautiful churches nearly every day. By the time you’ve explored the lush gardens and stately villas, tasted the delicious cuisine, and enjoyed breathtaking views from the Ponte Vecchio, you’ll feel like a long-time resident of this historic city.

ACM Florence program center

Classes meet in the city at the ACM Florence program center, which is walking distance from important sites in Florence, including the Duomo. The program space is shared with the Linguaviva Scuola d’Italiano, the language school that collaborates with the ACM Florence program for Italian instruction. 

The program center provides wireless internet access, two computers and printers, and a small, focused collection of research materials. Students live all around the city with their host families, so Linguaviva classrooms are a popular central study and meetup location.

Aside from traditional academic resources, your studies will be guided by Florence itself, as museums, architecture, historical sites, and the people of Italy serve as your true primary resources.