Here we gather all the information that might be useful to you, trying to answer your questions about life in Florence and the experiences here at Europass.

We are going to share all those little moments that help to curate the atmosphere of a place, which everyone who comes here loves and is surprised by!

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The Best TV Series to Learn Italian

TV series are a fun and useful way to learn and improve your level of Italian.

You can test yourself on the comprehension and the listening, and you can learn new words or common sayings. In a subtle way you will make progress, paying particular attention to the use of accents, the different situations and the variety of vocabulary.

The Best Italian Novels to Learn Italian

Literature is a fundamental point for the Italian culture and we sure can count on an incredible number of writers that through the years have moved and entertained thousands of readers. Discovering the Italian language can be simpler if we start reading the original editions of the most significant “made in Italy” books. That’s why […]

Palazzo Galletti: our School in the Heart of Florence

Palazzo Galletti is located in Via Sant’Egidio n.12, just a few steps from the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce.

The roots of the building date back to the 19th century.
Built in 1831 by the architects Vittorio Bellini and Antonio Catelani in neo-classical style, it originally housed a huge typography.

The Art and Science of Teaching, at Europass

Many of our students in the reviews leave a lot of positive comments about the preparation and updating of our teachers, and this always gives us great satisfaction. Also because it is certainly not accidental, but it is the result of the activities that the whole Europass school carries out in its entirety. The answer […]

The Best Italian Language Tests

Have you already studied Italian but you have no idea of your actual level? Find out it now with one of the tests we have selected for you! Europass Italian Language Tests and Grammar Exercises Every day, more than a thousand students take our tests to verify their level. We provide a wide choice: from […]

The “Accademia della Crusca”: The Oldest Established Linguistic Institution in the World (1583)

Accademia della Crusca’s story Do you know why the Accademia della Crusca is called by that name? Do you know why it was founded? If you are looking for the answer to these questions, and if you do not know (or do not remember) who first said the motto of the so called Crusca, meaning “bran” […]

What Is Opera? Did You Know it Began in Florence (in 1589)?

What is Opera? What does “Opera” mean? If we talk about music, “opera” is an Italian word which is well known all over the world. Perhaps not everyone knows the origin and meaning of this term. Opera comes from the Latin word opus (= work). In modern Italian, the verb operate means: do, create, build, realize. […]

Dante Alighieri (the Supreme Poet): Life and The Divine Comedy

Who was Dante Alighieri? Father of the Italian language How much do you think you know about Dante?  Do you remember if he was a black Guelph or a white Guelph? Do you know why he is considered the father of the Italian language? On this page, we will tell you about this Florentine writer […]

CEFR Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2

Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR): what are they? Why are they important? How to test your level in Italian? CEFR Levels In the language-learning community in Europe, we often hear people talking about their level of language. They can say: “I speak French at a B1 level” or “I am attending an […]

How to Get an Italian Student Visa

Foreign students in Italy

Do You Need a Visa? You’re thinking about having a new experience and you want to do it in Italy. It’s really a beautiful idea. But did you wonder if you have to get a visa and what kind of visa do you need? Italy is one of the European Union member states, so if […]

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