Sites in Florence
Located between Piazza Strozzi and via Tornabuoni in the heart of Florence, Palazzo Strozzi is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture. It was commissioned by the Florentine merchant Filippo Strozzi and the foundations were laid in 1489, according to a design by Benedetto da Maiano. The project was then given to Simone del Pollaiolo, who carried on with the works.
Palazzo Strozzi is a property of the City of Florence. Since the Second World War the Palazzo has been Florence’s largest temporary exhibition space; it now hosts some important cultural Institutions and the Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, which, with its beautiful seminar and conference rooms, library and offices, is located on the 5th floor.
University residence in Florence
The university residence is a property of the City of Florence that has recently been renovated with funds provided by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
It can accommodate up to 24 students of the Postgraduate courses of the Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali of Florence. In addition to the 24 mini-apartments, some of which are capable of hosting students with disabilities, there is also plenty of space for study and leisure.
How to reach us
Florence also has an airport (Amerigo Vespucci) close to the city, with daily flights from many Italian and European cities.
A shuttle service operates between the airport and the train station of Santa Maria Novella in Florence.
There are also flights to and from the airports of Bologna (Guglielmo Marconi), Roma Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) and Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo)
To reach the Florence site from the airport of Florence, there is the “VolainBus” bus service, which will take you to the station square (Piazza Stazione); from there, you can get to Palazzo Strozzi by crossing Piazza Santa Maria Novella and going along via delle Belle Donne and Via della Spada. You can also take a taxi; there is a fixed fare of 20 Euro for the centre of Florence, in agreement with the local council.
To get to the Florence site, the main train station is “Santa Maria Novella”, situated in the city centre around 700 metres from Palazzo Strozzi.
You can get to the Scuola Normale from the train station by taking a bus for the historical part of the city.
You can also take a taxi, costing around 10 Euro, or else you can go on foot, which takes around10 minutes.