News 2019

Local Markets In Florence

From vegetables to leather bags, cheese to small antiques, no trip to Florence is complete without visiting at least one of the city’s bustling markets. Find about more about the city’s markets here and here.        

Eating and Drinking in Florence

To pique your interest, here are a few articles about where to eat and drink in Florence:  Read about the range of rooftop bars :  Where to eat brunch: And last but not least, the best Italian ice-cream! 


The Academy has contacted a professional tour guide and asked her to organise some tours during the summer courses. All the tours will be conducted by Costanza Barlondi. Costanza is a native of Florence and art historian. She has been working as professional tour guide of Florence and Tuscany for over ten years and has […]

Arriving at Villa Salviati for the AEL summer courses

Please check that you know how to reach Villa Salviati. Registration starts at 9:30 and is until 10.30 and then there is a short introduction to the course before the first class begins at 11.30 (you can see the course timetable on this website in the right-hand column when you look at the reading materials). […]