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To study on Accademia Riaci Summer Program in Florence is to inhabit history, step into a living text, it is to directly encounter some of the world’s greatest art and gain the critical tools to confront it fully; to take in a city of subtle moods from literary, historical and archaeological vantage points; to create one’s own art under the guidance of practicing artists. It is a plunge into journey of extraordinary breadth and depth.


Major Introduction
  • Arts, Crafts, and Design CoursesWorking directly with distinguished Florentine artists, students will expand their knowledge and expertise through a combination of research, technical training, and creative projects. The daily contact with Florence’s monuments, museums, and private collections will help students to develop their skills.
  • Italian Home Cooking In each lesson, students will prepare a complete course menu, starting from appetizers to desserts, learning the secret recipes of Italian homemade cuisine, using high-quality local ingredients from Tuscany. Lessons are held in private kitchens in a relaxed environment.
  • How to apply

    Please refer to the application page.

    Housing in Florence

    We provide housing for our international students in fully furnished and equipped shared apartments located in the city of Florence, around 20~30 min by bus/bicycle to the school. Students share a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. These apts have kitchens where students can practice their own home cooking with freshly shopped foods from the market. »See the detail

    Local staff’s support

    The Accacdemia Riaci staff will welcome you, they are there to consult with you on various issues about living abroad. They will handle insurance issues, and medical arrangements in case of emergencies and will attend as interpreters. It is comforting to know that you are in good hands with local staff.


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    Major Introduction

    You can choose the courses below. Shoemaking, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Painting and Drawing, Art History, Bag Making & Leather Arts, Bag Design, Shoe Design, Interior Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Glass Art, Ceramics, Restoration of Paintings, Fashion Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Woodworking, Furniture Restoration, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian Language, Enjoy Italy, Bookbinding, and Flower Arrangement. *The instructors may change without prior notice.

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