The building


L’Olivo Italiano, located very close to Florence in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, is privileged to be housed inside the Antico Spedale del Bigallo, an important building dating back to 1200. Full of charm and history the medieval Spedale was shelter for transit pilgrims and travelers. At the end of the fifteenth century the building became a cloistered monastery until 1808, when it was closed and used as a dwelling for several families of farmers. Today, following a recent renovation work, you can enjoy all the modern comforts in really evocative old spaces. The complex is large and consists of a variety of environments. Inside we find:


Portion of the building entirely dedicated to Training and our Headquarters. The school has bright and spacious classrooms equipped with modern teaching equipments, a coffee area and all support facilities. Air Conditioning. Free WI-FI throughout the area. Access for people with disabilities.


The largest portion, composed of the magnificent hall refectory with coffered ceiling, the beautiful kitchen with a monumental fireplace, the chapel and the panoramic terrace. Here are held interesting cultural and artistic events open to all, Italians and foreigners.
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Located on the upper floor is divided into several rooms and dormitories, where the furniture recalls of the medieval “hospitals”. Our students can find here at the hostel  a unique accommodation for their stay.
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To relax, stroll and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city of Florence.

Our school offer many Courses and Packages to learn Italian in the wonderful Tuscan hills.
Contact us and tell us your desires and targets. We will do our best to meet your needs.