CHRISTMAS COURSE 2021
Christmas (in Italian “Natale”) is the most important holiday for Italian families.
In Italy, Christmas officially kicks off with the Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary on December 8. This is when decorations go up (both on the streets and inside Italian homes) and when some Christmas markets start. Christmas lights illuminate the streets of Florence, and a big tree takes its place in the Piazza Duomo just beside the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The illumination in Florence is not extravagant, but it creates a romantic and warm atmosphere to surround residents and visitors.
Before Christmas, the whole city is buzzing with the festive mood, preparing for 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 Christmas Day, the entire city is silent as if time just stops, with occasional interruption by distant laughter or music.
Christmas is a great time to enjoy beautiful Florence and at the same time learning one of the subjects offered by Accademia Riaci.
For Christmas 2021, students can choose among the following subjects:・ Painting and Drawing
・ Jewelry Making
・ Italian Home Cooking
・ Enjoy Christmas
・ Italian Language
The class sizes are kept small and all courses are taught in Italian with a free English interpretation service.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
- November 28, 2021
- December 5, 2021
- December 12, 2021
- December 19, 2021
10 reasons why you should choose the Accademia Riaci Christmas Course 2021!
Painting & Drawing
Christmas is the best season to study Painting & Drawing in the city of 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.
Why not learn to make romantic and seasonal jewelry of your own in Florence during the beautiful Christmas season? You start 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 beautiful jewelry piece at the end of the course.
Enjoy Christmas (special program)
Enjoy Christmas course allows students to study in Italy but out of the 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 for 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!
Italian Home Cooking
Special Dishes for a special day – Enjoy a wonderful Italian Christmas time while learning how to prepare some of Italy’s most delicious traditional dishes.
TUITION & FEES (in Euros/€)
For further information, please contact us.
Check the course code on the left side of the course schedule you are interested in.
|1week lesson||€1,600||€950||Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec.12, Dec 19|
|2week lesson||€2,600||€1,350||Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec.12|
|3week lesson||€3,600||€1,900||Nov. 28, Dec. 5|
|4week lesson||€4,600||€2,450||Nov. 28|
|Day||1 week course||2-week course|
|Sun.||Arrival in Florence||Arrival in Florence|
|Mon.||Orientation, City tour & Lunch, Lesson||Orientation, City tour & Lunch, Lesson|
|Fri.||(AM) Art visit
(PM) Cultural visit
|(AM) Art visit
(PM) Cultural visit
|Sat.||Check out, Return Home||Free time|
|Fri.||(AM) Art visit|
|Sat.||Check out, Return Home|
|*You can stay up to 5 weeks.
Please refer to the right for additional charge →
*The course schedule may change without prior notice due to the school or the professor. For further details, please contact the Office of Admissions.
- Enrollment fee
- Facility fees (no materials)
- City Tour
- Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, one lunch ticket)
- Bus pass
- English interpretation service
- Housing in a shared apartment, twin room (single room available at an extra fee)
- Housing utility costs
- Meal vouchers (*2 daily meal vouchers a week + 2 Coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week).
- Weekly guided art visits
- Cultural experience (one time).
- Cost of materials
- Florence Tourist Tax (28 euros) and WIFI costs (5 euros per week): for those who stay in our housing.