Located in Florence's Oltrarno district, the Accademia Italiana is situated directly across from the famous Pitti Palace, and is just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio and the Galleria degli Uffizi. Numerous art galleries, fashion boutiques, and monuments of international acclaim surround the campus, allowing students the chance to experience all that Florence has to offer. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and you may find Florentines are fiercely and justifiably proud of their place in history. You do not need to speak Italian to attend the Accademia Italiana. There is a wide range of courses to choose from, which are taught both in Italian & English. Many of these courses provide deep insights into Italian culture and focus on the unique history and traditions of Florence and Tuscany. Art/design courses are open to all students, integrated with Italian and other international students. If you have no background in these areas, you may enroll in beginner courses. Although most introductory art and design (300 level and below) courses are taught in Italian, these courses either have instructors who speak English or assistants who can facilitate communication.