Curso de Natal


Here are 11 reasons why you should choose Accademia Riaci’s Christmas course!
  • 1. You can earn credit!
    You can earn credit by taking 1 week or a longer course.
  • 2. Courses you can choose
    Select your subject from available courses. You can combine different courses. Please ask for details.
  • 3. Double lesson hours (for Art courses only)
    Intensive course with double lesson hours. Take advantage of thorough learning experience.
  • 4. English language: Learn from native English-speaking instructors
    Learn English while enjoying your visit to Florence, Italy. Our native English-speaking instructors make this unique and amazing plan possible!
  • 5. Special welcome kit
    With our special welcome kit (guide map of Florence, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or ticket), you can enjoy sightseeing Florence from the very first day.
  • 6. Art Visit
    Discover the great masterpieces of Italian Renaissance through Weekly Art Visit. Great experience to live and study in Florence surrounded by the treasure of history and art.
  • 7. Cultural Visit
    Share the unique Italian experience with other students through visit to various interesting locations such as world’s heritages, Chianti Winery and/or our unique pizza lesson.
  • 8. Meal voucher
    One meal voucher is provided per day. Taste the genuine Italian cuisine.
  • 9. Variety of course duration
    Choose your course duration from 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 weeks.
  • 10. Accommodation
    Accommodation (twin room) already included for your convenience and security. Enjoy your school life with new friends!
  • 11. Full time interpreter for Art and Cooking courses
    Full-time interpreter available during lessons: Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish.


Christmas in Italy is one of the most sacred and most important events in a year for an Italian family.

During this time, people spend valued time with their families above all, rather than spending time with friends or boyfriends or girlfriends. When there is family reunion, there is always mamma’s home made meals. The illumination in Florence is not extravagant, but it creates romantic and warm atmosphere to surround residents and visitors.

During the period before Christmas, the whole city is buzzing with festive mood, preparing for the Christmas day. The city of Florence becomes full of people running around for Christmas shopping, preparing gifts and seasonal cards for family and friends, as well as people coming back from work or school outside of the city.

On the day of Christmas, the entire city will be silent as if time has stopped, with occasional interruption by distant laughter or music. After spending Christmas with family, comes the end of the year and Happy New Year with friends and lovers. The city does not sleep all night. Together with countdown, cheerful fireworks and firecrackers, the streets are filled with smoke.

Why don’t you spend marvelous winter in Florence? With Accademia Riaci’s Christmas program, you can enjoy Italian Christmas as you study art and culture. This year, you can choose the subject you are interested in from the following options: Painting, Jewelry Making, Enjoy Christmas, Italian Language, English Language and Italian Home Cooking. All the lessons are available with English interpreter, no worry for language. In case you want to stay in Italy after the course ends, we will be happy to extend your accommodation period upon your request.

Art Course

Learning Art in the cradle of the Renaissance


Christmas is the best season to study Painting in Florence. You can see and feel the joyous yet solemn atmosphere of Christmas in Florence, which for certain will add new inspirations to your artworks.
Depending on each student’s level, experiences and the length of the course taken, our instructors (professional artists) will give hands-on lessons from the basics to the advanced drawing techniques. Also, take advantage of studying with students in different art majors, which is another way of getting fresh inspirations.

Jewelry Making

Why not learn to make a romantic and seasonal jewelry of your own in Florence during beautiful Christmas season? You start out with making a simple ring, and then move on to elegant rings, earrings/pierces or pendant heads, depending on the length of your course. You can go home with your own beautiful jewelry piece at the end of the course.

Enjoy Christmas (Enjoy staying in Italy!)

Enjoy Christmas course allows students to study in Italy but out of classroom on foot, and use 5 senses (watch, listen, feel, smell and taste) fully to experience Italian life.
Students will enjoy:
– Experiencing Italian culture by attending daily unique visits (such as eating tour in town, pizza making lesson, etc.)
Florence, without a saying, is known with its artistic and historical spots and monuments. This course will let you explore Italy deeper than usual travel tours; definitely for students wanting to enjoy the Christmas time in Italy in full blast!

Other Course

Art Course
Intensive Art Course
Enjoy Christmas
Christmas Italian Home Cooking

Special Dishes for Special Day – Enjoy a wonderful Italian Christmas time while learning how to prepare some of Italy’s most delicious traditional dishes.

See detail to "Florence Culinary Art School"

Italian Language

Study Italian or English languages while enjoying Florence in Christmas mood.

See detail to "ABC DE’ Conti"

Christmas Course 2016 Schedules & Prices

Check the box next to the code printed on the left side of the course schedule you are interested in.

Course Details

Course Schedule
Day 1 week course
2-week course[WA6]
Dec. 4 Sun. [WA1]: Arrival in Florence [WA6]: Arrival in Florence
Dec. 5 Mon. Orientation, City tour & Lunch, Lesson Orientation, City tour & Lunch, Lesson
Dec. 6 Tue. Lessons Lessons
Dec. 7 Wed. AM:Lesson AM:Lesson
Dec. 8 Thu. Lessons Lessons
Dec. 9 Fri. AM:Cultural visit (Montecatini Christmas market)
Pizza Lesson
AM:Cultural visit (Montecatini Christmas market)
Pizza Lesson
Dec. 10 Sat. [WA1]: Check out, Return Home Free time
Dec. 11 Sun. [WB1]: Arrival in Florence Free time
Dec. 12 Mon. Orientation, City tour & Lunch, Lesson Lessons
Dec. 13 Tue. Lessons Lessons
Dec. 14 Wed.
Dec. 15 Thu. Lessons Lessons
Dec. 16 Fri. AM:Cultural visit (Santa Croce Christmas market)
Pizza Lesson(Calzone)
AM:Cultural visit (Santa Croce Christmas market)
PM:Pizza Lesson(Calzone)
Dec. 17 Sat. [WB1]: Check out, Return Home [WA6]: Check out, Return Home
*You can stay up to 5 weeks.
Please refer to the right for additional charge →

*The course schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to the school or the professor’s problem. Please check the final schedule. For further details, please consult Accademia Riaci Information Center.

Course includes:

  • Enrollment fee
  • Lesson fee
    Intensive lessons: 22 lessons/week with instructor(s) + Independent Study* without instructor (1 lesson=45 minutes)
    *Independent Study is a class without instructor after the normal class. Students create their own work by themselves
    applying the techniques, skills and knowledge they learned in the normal class. This is a highly effective method in achieving great educative results.
  • Facility fee
  • Full time interpreter during the lesson
  • Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Welcome Lunch
  • Welcome Kit (City map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or tickets for lessons)
  • 1 meal voucher/day (May be replaced by lunch gathering, cooking lesson or lunch box. No meal voucher provided for accommodation-only period.)
  • Weekly guided Art Visits
  • Cultural Visits (Such as making pizza, calzone, gelato, and many more. Only 1 lesson offered per week, so you CANNOT choose a lesson you like.)
  • Entrance fees to places of the visits we offer.
  • Accommodation – Shared Flat (twin room)
  • Utilities costs
  • Heating cost
  • Handling charge
  • Transferrable credits

Not Included:
  • Meal voucher(s) for accommodation-only period
  • Flight tickets
  • Transportation cost not related to the lessons
  • Personal expenses (telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Material fees

– Accommodation single room additional fee:
200 Euro for 1 week, 240 Euro for 2 weeks, 270 Euro for 3 weeks, 300 Euro for 4 weeks
– Additional accommodation period:
1 week: 130 Euro for twin/triple
2 week: 260 Euro for twin/triple
3 week: 390 Euro for twin/triple
4 week: 520 Euro for twin/triple
– Airport sending (1-way from accommodation to the airport): 160 Euro

Example of Accommodation
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