Useful tips

Your well being

With InFlorence Academy you are never without someone to turn to. If problems occur, such as homesickness, difficulties with the host family or anything else, there will always be somebody to help you: your class teacher, the accommodation officer, the Centre Manager. The school also has a 24 hour emergency number.


Cars are not allowed in the city centre, so we suggest you ride a bike, a scooter or use public transportation.

Buses for travelling in Florence (orange coaches) – ATAF.

Buses to travel outside of Florence (blue coaches) – SITA – LAZZI.

Trains – Florence has three railway stations:

  • Santa Maria Novella, the main station, in the city centre.
  • Campo di Marte, in the outskirts, stadium area.
  • Rifredi, also in the outskirts, north-west.
    (Ferrovie Italiane dello Stato for further information and bookings)

Taxi – taxis are easily reachable from different taxi ranks in several points of the city; they congregate at the railway stations, at the airport and in the major piazzas.

For further information: Tourist information

Hospitals and Emergencies

  • Ospedale di Careggi (Firenze nord-ovest), tel. 055 794111
  • Ospedale di S. Maria Nuova (centro), tel. 055 27581
  • Nuovo ospedale di S. Giovanni di Dio (zona Scandicci), tel. 055 71921
  • Ospedale S. Maria Annunziata (Ponte a Niccheri), tel. 055 24961

Welfare and Insurance

Students are not insured for illness or accidents neither by Eurocentres nor the host family (or other accommodation provider). Students from the EU are insured (totally or partially). If you get ill during the course you may ask your host family to call their doctor, or you may contact the tourist medical service.

International Medical Service – Dott.ssa Gabriella Friedl
Piazza dell’Unità Italiana 7, tel. 055 218912 / 349 7319461. Mon – Fri: 14:00 – 16.00.

Tourist Medical Service, via Lorenzo il Magnifico 59 – tel. 055 475411
Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 12:00 + 17:00 – 18:00.

This service includes generic and specialist doctors who speak different foreign languages, besides Italian (English/French/German) and must be paid for.

Dott. Palanti, Piazza San Felic,e 1 | Tel. 055 2298497
Dott. Lopponi, via della Vigna Nuova, 15 | Tel. 055 212672