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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.

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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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 […]

When Europass Was a “Horror” School [A Funny Video from 1993]

Our Italian language school was already a bit ‘crazy, from the earliest years of foundation. In 1993, just one year after the birth of our school, the teachers and our students all had fun together making this ironic video. It is, in fact, a “horror” video, in which Europass appears as “una scuola particolare“, where […]

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 Stendhal Syndrome: Origin, Scientific Research, Film & Literature

Stendhal syndrome

Have you ever heard of Stendhal Syndrome? It’s a psychosomatic condition that can happen while visiting a museum or a city full of art just like Florence. Be aware of rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion, or even hallucinations, everyone can experience this syndrome! However, Italians seem to be almost immune to it because beauty and […]

Italian Language Dialects

If you have never been to Italy you might not know that if we change the city or region we don’t sound all exactly the same because we have many dialects. Yes, if you go to Rome and you listen carefully to people on the streets you might not recognize many words because of their […]

The Best Ways to Learn Italian Online

We know it, learning a new language is not easy, especially if your mother tongue is totally different from the one you’ve chosen to practice. The Italian language makes no exception. But if you want to challenge yourself, you should start immediately because we believe that it’s never too late to discover the fantastic Italian […]

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 thousand 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 […]

#YourItalianRoots – The Stories of the Romanelli-Buttarello Family

Perhaps you have seen our “Your Italian Roots” campaign, which gives children and grandchildren of Italian emigrants the opportunity to take advantage of a discount at our school, to allow anyone to return to explore their native language and make a journey into the past of one’s family. One of our very young students, Vanessa, […]

Yoga Classes at Europass!

At our school, every Wednesday and Friday we like to meet up with students to take part in Yoga classes together, promoting wellness and joy. We feel the body, our breath and all our thoughts in the here and now. We feel our experience in Florence up to the deepest part of us. We breathe […]

Learning Italian on YouTube

YouTube is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways you can improve the Italian language.

Watching Italian lessons on YouTube is a great way to improve your Italian language knowledge; you can hear a variety of voices, listen to correct pronunciation, and decide when and where you want to learn.

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