Live Italy

Before packing your bags

Are you already ready to live your Italian adventure? Enroll in one of our long-term courses. You will get a visa to stay for a long time.

Live Milan

Your new home will be as big as a city. Your keys will open the doors to Milan.

Parco Sempione will be your garden. Your terrace will be in theTriennale. And you will climb onto the roof of the Duomo. Then you will open up your windows on the Navigli. And you will meet your friends at the usual bar in the Colonne.

Seeing Milan

Milan has opened its doors wide for you; it’s time to get acquainted. Lose yourself in the Ticinese quarter, one of the oldest in the city. Enjoy a light-hearted walk about Brera or dig up the new trends in the Quadrilatero della moda. Do you want to take a look at contemporary Milan? You will find it in the quarters of Isola and Porta Garibaldi. And when you want to take a hop back into the past, enter one of the historical Palazzi to discover the artistic and architectural riches that have made Milan great.

Visit the official website for Tourism in Milan

All the upcoming shows and exhibitions:

MiGuidi

The most important museums:

Palazzo Reale Castello Sforzesco Museo del Duomo Cenacolo Vinciano Teatro Alla Scala Fondazione Prada Pinacoteca di Brera Triennale Mudec Museo del ‘900

Eating in Milan

Risotto alla milanese is yellow because it is made with saffron. Cotolette are steaks, breaded and then fried. Then there is panettone, the cake served at Christmas. You have already tried all the traditional foods of Milan? Then you have to dedicate yourself to something new. Like finding your favorite place for a Friday evening aperitivo, and the one for Sunday brunch. And maybe even the bookstore with the little café with pastries for an afternoon snack. Not to mention the ethnic restaurants, the hamburger bars. Ah, and the pizzerias.

Restaurants, trattorie:

TripAdvisor

Delivery services:

Foodora Deliveroo Justeat Ubereats

Getting around Milan

In Milan the pace is quick. Unless you are in via Torino on Saturday afternoon. But if you are tired of walking, you can always take a bus, a tram, or the Metro. The trolley-buses on the ring road are active all night, but maybe you’d prefer a taxi. Or Uber. If you feel like driving, there is car sharing, and when the weather is nice, you can pedal, because with BikeMi even the bikes are shared. A trip out of the city? From Central Station, the trains go everywhere.

Metro, tram, bus, taxi:

ATM Milano Uber MyTaxi

Car sharing:

Enjoy Car2go DriveNow GuidaMI Sharengo Blablacar

Bike sharing:

BikeMi

Trains:

Trenitalia Italo

Enjoying Milan

What are you looking for? You will find it. Yes, even the littlest bar in the world that only three people can enter at a time. If you are all wound up, let off some steam on the dance floor. Concerts are your daily bread? Milan is a stop for great international bands. Or if you prefer, you can join in on a jam session and improvise. When you feel like sitting for a while and chatting with friends, choose the area that is made for you: Lambrate for beer, Porta Romana for drinks, in Navigli you can have a cocktail, and then have a short walk and end up directly in the disco. The only rule is get out of your house: life in Milan is all outdoors.

Nightlife, music, events:

Zero Fuori Salone Milano Fashion Week Milano Piano City

Live Milan with Accademia

Every month we organize aperitivi, trips to museums and strolls in the most beautiful areas of Milan, along with our students and teachers. Take a look at the Social Programme.

Live Florence

Your new home will be as big as a city. Your keys will open the doors to Florence.

The Giardino di Boboli will be your green space. Piazzale Michelangelo your terrace with a view. You will climb up to Brunelleschi’s cupola, you will lean out over the Arn from Ponte Vecchio. Then you will join your friends at the Mercato Centrale.

Seeing Florence

Florence is yours, go immerse yourself. If you are looking for art, you will find it on every corner. From the historical Renaissance churches to the most famous galleries, you only need to decide where to start. There’s the sun? Enjoy it in the piazza of Palazzo Pitti. Then take in Florentine life in Piazza Santo Spirito. For the obligatory photo opp, Piazza della Signoria is waiting for you.

Visit the official website for Tourism in Florence

All the upcoming shows and exhibitions:

MUSE

The most important museums:

Gallerie degli Uffizi Galleria dell’Accademia Palazzo Pitti Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo del Bargello Museo Galileo Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Museo Salvatore Ferragamo Museo del Novecento

Eating in Florence

A plate of cured meats and cheeses to start. Then ribollita or pappa col pomodoro. The obligatory fiorentina. Chianti to go with it and a schiacciata to finish it all off. Did that make you hungry? Florence has something for everyone. And once you have tried all the traditional flavors, go to the ethnic places: from Armenian to Vietnamese, then Russian and Japanese. Or how about a nice pizza? You can never go wrong with that.

Restaurants, trattorie:

TripAdvisor

Delivery services:

Justeat Foodora The Food

Getting about Florence

Florence is a city made for walking. The most important monuments and attractions are all reachable on foot. For longer distances or for tired legs, however, there is public transport: buses, trams and “treni cittadini”  (tram-trains). There are not many night buses, but at all hours you can find taxis and car sharing.

Metro, tram, bus, taxi:

ATAF MyTaxi

Car sharing:

Car2go Enjoy Sharengo

Treni:

Trenitalia Italo

Enjoying Florence

If by day it is the city of art and culture, at night Florence changes its appearance. For all of your stay you will be able to try different places to have an aperitivo on the Lungarno or a cocktail after dinner in the center. If you are a lover of evenings with beer and friends, you will find that there are just too many pubs to choose from. The group wants to go dancing? Every disco has its own style and kind of music, it’s hard not to find the right one for you. Otherwise, live concerts are the order of the day: emerging groups or international bands love to stop in the city. Well, ready to go out?

Nightlife, music, events:

Zero GogoFirenze Pitti immagine Maggio musicale Fiorentino

Live Florence with Accademia

Every month we organize aperitivi, trips to the museums and strolls in the most beautiful areas of Milan, along with our students and teachers. Take a look at the Social Programme.