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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, and will tell you all about life in our small and welcoming school.

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!

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 (The Supreme Poet)? 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 […]

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

Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) levels

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 in the language. They can say: “I speak French at a B1 level” or “I […]

Coronavirus: Adjusting your Italian Course Plans

As recently acknowledged by the World Health Organization, the threat caused by Coronavirus (COVID-2019) has reached by now the level of pandemic. In such difficult and delicate circumstances, at Europass Italian Language School we express our solidarity to all the people whose life is affected by the present crises and are positive that we will […]

Learn the Italian Alphabet with this Old Funny Song

You know, once more than now it was enough to line up a few musical words to make a successful song. It was the time of the “Be-bop-a-Lula“, the times of the explosion of fun and post-war freedom and the rock’n’roll and rythm’n’blues music dealt with nothing but celebrating life. In Italy at that time […]

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