In Istituto Europeo I did not only learn the language (which was fully entertaining , practical , and informative about the culture) , but I had the most wonderful teacher who was a friend to enjoy talking to and a cultural guide through the stories of Italy. Also the staff were spectacular and extremely helpful. They were able to make my trip to Firenze worth every minute. They helped me plan my wonderful weekends, showed me where dance schools are, and of course very delightful to talk to at anytime. Not to mention their patient music teachers who bring out the best in you. And finally , arranging a concert for students to play in front of an audience is an exciting chance to all. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested to immerse in Italian culture.