Florence School of Fine Arts offers student’s independent housing in beautiful apartments with multiple and a limited amount of single occupancy bedrooms. This is a wonderful experience and great way to learn the about the city and Florentine living. Shopping at the local grocer, having your morning cappuccino at the local bar and meeting your neighbors are all the little things that will make you feel right at home in Florence. The Florence School of Fine Arts carefully selects apartments based on safety, location, aesthetics, size and comfort.
All Florence School apartments have kitchens and bathrooms and are fully equipped with refrigerators, stoves, heat, and hot water as well as sheets, blankets, pillows, dishes and cooking pans. Our apartments represent the best of student living in Florence and are situated in the most beautiful parts of the historic center and within walking distance to the school. At arrival in Florence there will be an apartment orientation to explain how to use appliances, heating, general maintenance and to feel comfortable in your new Florence home right away.
You will receive your housing information on the day of your arrival. It is important to know that the apartments do not have telephones. We have arranged for students the opportunity to rent cell phones at a special discounted rate. This allows each student to have his or her own telephone and be reachable at all times. A housing damage deposit is required. This refundable deposit is requested by the housing provider to be guaranteed against damages or other issues from the tenant. Students that leave their apartments dirty will be charged. Excessive use of gas/electricity and/or required extra cleaning will result in additional charges. Extra charges will be deducted from the housing deposit. Students will be responsible for any damages to their apartment or its furnishing.
Students will not receive their housing assignments until their arrival in Florence. Please do not expect to have access to your apartment prior to the first day of orientation. If you arrive in Florence before that day, you must make other accommodation arrangements. There are no exceptions. Housing between terms may be provided if arranged in advance. The school schedules regular apartment visits during the term to assess the condition of each apartment and the needs of our students. No pets are allowed in Florence School housing.
Florence is an incredibly beautiful city often called "the birthplace of the modern world". It offers an amazing sensation of "seeing" and feeling": with the sheer magnificence of the Duomo, the incredible collections of the Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia, the frescoes in the Capella Brancacci, and literally hundreds of smaller sites, churches and palaces which contain several centuries of an electrifying history and culture.