History of Florence courses


Istituto Galilei’s history of Florence courses are held directly on site, walking through the streets, visiting historical Palazzi, museums, squares and churches. 

One of our Italian history teachers, specialized in history of Florence, will guide you through the time, telling you about the successes, the struggles and the important historical events that gave birth to the worldwide famous city.

History of Florence courses

“More than anything else Florence looks like a dream. In this way, I will try to talk about Florence “(Joseph Rickwert)

Our history of Florence courses give you the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful dream through myths, legends and mysteries of the city!

It is not the common guided visit or tour of Florence, you will live the history of the city, experiencing it at 360 degrees!


About the course

Our history of Florence courses can be followed by everyone. No previous historical knowledge is requested. 

In the first lesson, the teacher will start to introduce you to history of Florence, giving you the basic information in class and will then continue outside the school directly downtown city.

The program of the course covers the history of different centuries, from the ancient ones to nowadays. A specific topic could be added to the program, according to your wishes (i.e. Medici family’s history, Reinassance, Guelfi and Ghibellini’s conflict, Dante’s places and characters, etc…). 

Together with your teacher, you will visit the famous sites of the city, as well as the hidden and unknown places that made its history. Florentine myths, legends and anecdotes will fascinate your imagination!

Florence developement through the centuries will be analyzed, taking in consideration various aspects: culture, economy, society, politics.  

The program of our history of Florence courses can be completely customizable, according to your wishes and needs.

Courses are scheduled 4 days per week, from Monday to Thursday, from 2pm to 5pm. Different schedules are possible on request. 

Course type 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
One-to-one Course
€490 €890 €1190 €1460
Two-to-one Course
€390 €720 €960 €1170
Small group Course*
€290 €480 €590 €740
Course Type 1
One-to-one Course
€490 €890 €1190 €1460
Two-to-One Course
€390 €720 €960 €1170
Small group course
€290 €480 €590 €740

Fees include entries to churches and museums

* Small group courses are scheduled to start every first Monday of the month.


Our school is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research.

Offers and discounts

Come with your friends and family and get the best prices!

To require a personalized estimate or further information on our courses write us at info@istituto-galilei.com

Additional Services

Our History of Florence courses can be scheduled in the most suitable way to be combined with any other courses in Italian culture (such as photography courses, drawing and painting courses, art history courses, etc…) as well as in Italian language.