Art Institute in Florence is located in ten campus buildings (totaling 4800 square meters) in the historic city centre of Florence right next to the thriving San Lorenzo market and church and close to transport facilities. Florence's unique architectural masterpiece, the Duomo, is within a few minutes' walk.
Together, the buildings contain a full range of facilities including numerous classrooms and large, specialized art studios, a cafeteria, a courtyard garden, library, Student Point and computer centre.
The main building is situated in Via Faenza and dates back to the 13th century. It originated as a convent connected to a medieval church, San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini. This church, now deconsecrated, was founded in 1206 and for its first hundred years belonged to the Knights Templar. Rich in medieval frescoes and sculpture, the church has recently been restored to its original splendor, and serves as the setting for conferences and receptions. Students and professors from Restoration Department were fully involved in the restoration of the church interior.
Art Institute classrooms are equipped with instruments for doing creative research. Here you will find a library specifically focused on fashion, fine arts, design and everything related to its research, in addition to a vast selection of printed resources available at the central library. There is also our computer lab equipped with constantly updated software. This is the reality of the Art Institute in Florence, in a position to guarantee educational standards of the highest level for future art and design professionals.
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