Taxonomy:Practical Information

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Does Italy have the same voltage as the United States?

Electricity in Italy, as in the rest of Europe, comes out of the wall socket at 220 volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. In the US, electricity comes out of the wall socket at 110 volts, alterna… [Read more]


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How much money will I need a week for daily life?

Habits vary enormously from student to student. If you do not include travel or leisure expenditures but only the very basic needs to survive you can budget a minimum of 150~200 euros a week. … [Read more]


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What is the weather like?

The weather in Florence is generally pretty mild. The summer is quite warm and often sticky. The winter brings the cold wind from the North. While the surrounding mountains get most of the snow, rain … [Read more]


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How do I spend my free time in Florence?

Florence is a city of endless possibilities! You can't possibly see all of the hundreds of historical monuments and museums that are located throughout Florence! The morning might find you taking espr… [Read more]


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Should I bring my own laptop?

If you are going to take design classes (Interior Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Shoe Design, Bag Design, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design), we strongly recommend you to bring your laptop to st… [Read more]


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Should I open a bank account in Italy?

If you have a bank account with an international cash card (compatible to the "PLUS", "CIRRUS", or "VISA"), you will have direct access to your account through the compatible most of ATMs in the city,… [Read more]


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Do I need a VISA to study in Italy?

It depends on your NATIONALITY (passport) and on your COURSE DURATION. The citizens of the following (non-EU) countries, do NOT require a visa to study in Italy for a maximum of 90 days (12 weeks… [Read more]