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Emi Ota
Emi Ota

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Sept 1,2016- Sept 30,2017


I am an intern photographer and assistant at Accademia Riaci.
I quit my job as a photographer in Japan and came here with my husband who wanted to work at a restaurant in Italy. I took a Gelato Internship Course at Accademia Riaci meanwhile.
After my new challenge, however, I began to think that there was more possibility in the photography field in Italy so I decided to go back to my area of expertise and restart.
I love coffee, so I enjoy visiting coffee bars in and around town.
I hope I can let you know useful and helpful Italian daily-life and school information in my reports.

Nov. 10, 2016 | Posted in Reports, Internship , | Tags:, Reporter: Emi Ota | Course: Internship

Internship 3-Internship Course 2016


There are many bars and cafeterias in Italy.
Some bars have more alcohol or meal menu than others, and some bars offer a big dessert menu.
Today, I would like to let you know know various bars in Florence where students can quietly study.
All shops named here have free Wi-Fi, and located very close from school.

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Oblate library
There is a bar in this library and you can see the Duomo just outside the window! You may find this place crowded with students during certain hours of the day. There are some seats with electric outlets available where you can charge your PC.

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Officially recognized by Italian National Institute of Espresso, they serve wonderful coffee. It’s worth the price. Seats are wide and comfortable with electric outlets. They also serve light meals.

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Arnold coffee

Loved by foreign visitors, it is an American-style caffe, sort of like Starbucks. Lots of seats available on B1 floor.

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Piazza della Repubblica, 26/27/28/29, 50123 Firenze

Caffe in a bookstore. There are many seats available so you should be able to find one without a problem. You can find a lot of Italian language study books for foreigners to choose from. Many art books can be found as well. (in Italian) (FB page)

*Caffé part is only in Repubblica store.
Piazza della Repubblica, 26/27/28/29, 50123 Firenze

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La Menagere

It’s a very pretty caffe in a flower shop. Their food menu is fancy and satisfying, ideal for any meal of the day! Located near our school. Piazza Frescobaldi, 8R, 50125 Firenze



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