Nestled in a valley surrounded by hills and crossed by the Arno River, the idyllic city of Florence is the capital of Tuscany. Although built during the Renaissance period, there are traces of medieval, baroque, neo-classical and modern buildings, which give the city its rich architectural mix. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1982, the historic centre, with its 14th Century mediaeval walls, demonstrates the colourful past of this unique city.

Florence has been named “one of the most beautiful cities in the world”, whose charm and captivating past remains unaltered. The city continues to enchant with its monuments such as The Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Campanile and Baptistery), Fountain of Neptune, Roman aqueduct, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio. Art galleries such as Galleria degli Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti are home to modern masterpieces as well as many treasures from the Renaissance period (Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto and Botticelli to name a few), and of course Michelangelo’s timeless statue of David in the Accademia.

Florence is a cosmopolitan city, populated by students from every corner of the globe, who deepen their knowledge of the Italian language and culture in some of the best Higher Education institutions. Your university experience in the city internationally recognised as the birthplace of modern Italy, and the country’s cultural centre, is sure to be unforgettable.

At Beyoo, we offer an exclusive and immersive student experience in the most popular areas of the historic centre of Florence. Our en-suite rooms and vibrant communal areas will be the perfect setting to focus on your studies, grow and make long-lasting friendships. A warm and welcoming place where you always feel at home.

Top 10+ things to do in Florence

  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore – known as the Duomo di Firenze, it is the jewel of the city. You can also climb to the Brunelleschi’s Dome with 436 steps – beware: only for the brave ones!
  • Campanile di Giotto – another emblem of the city, located next to the Duomo. Built in the traditional Tuscan white, pink and green marble. Climb to the top and enjoy the stunning views of the city.
  • Gallerie Degli Uffizi – built in the XVI century, a treasure of Renaissance art. Admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Giotto plus Botticelli’s finest pieces including “Birth of Venus.”
  • Basilica di Santa Croce – The tombs of the most iconic Italian artists, like Dante and Michelangelo, lie here.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo – Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the City – both at sunrise and sunset.
  • Galleria dell’Accademia –The Accademia houses the original Michelangelo David sculpture and some masterpieces of Renaissance art.
  • Palazzo Vecchio – Palazzo Vecchio, built in XIII-XIV century, is the most important administrative building in Florence, housing both the mayor’s office and Municipal council.
  • Ponte Vecchio – One of the most beloved places in Florence and one of the oldest bridges in Europe.
  • Piazza della Signoria – The main structure of the Piazza is the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio with its huge clock tower and fantastic statues of David and Hercules, the fountain of Neptune, and the Loggia dei Lanzi.
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella – One of the most important Gothic churches in Tuscany.
  • Mercato di San Lorenzo – also known as Mercato Centrale is a must for any visitor in the city. It is a local market where you can find many shops selling vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and also bars, events, independent food shops plus a cooking school.

Universities in Florence

Università degli Studi di Firenze

P.za di San Marco, 4, 50121 Firenze (FI)


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Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini

Piazza delle Belle Arti, 2, 50122 Firenze (FI)


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Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) di Firenze

Via Pisana, 79, 50143 Firenze (FI)


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Accademia Italiana di Arte, Moda e Design

Piazza de’ Pitti, 15, 50125 Firenze (FI)


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Istituto Europeo del Design (IED)

Via Maurizio Bufalini, 6/R, 50122 Firenze (FI)



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SSMI Istituto di Alti Studi Carlo Bo 1951 Mediatori Liguistici

Piazza della Stazione, 1, 50123 Firenze (FI)



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Syracuse University

Piazza Fra’ Girolamo Savonarola, 15, 50132 Firenze (FI)


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Stanford University

Piazza di Santa Maria Sopr’Arno, 1, 50125 Firenze (FI)


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California State University

Via Giacomo Leopardi, 12n, 50121 Firenze (FI)


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Florida State University

Via dei Neri, 25, 50122 Firenze (FI)


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Pepperdine University

V.le Giovanni Milton, 41, 50100 Firenze (FI)


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Gonzaga University

Via Giorgio La Pira, 11/13, 50121 Firenze (FI)


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Kent State University

Via Camillo Cavour, 26, 50122 Firenze (FI)


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Richmond University

Via Maggio, 11, 50125 Firenze (FI)


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New York University

Via Bolognese, 120, 50139 Firenze (FI)


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