Notice: All students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival for the Fall 2021 semester.
Notice: All students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival for the Fall 2021 semester.

Visiting parents, friends, and relatives are always welcome at the Institute. We fully appreciate our students’ desire to spend time with friends and relatives who make the long journey. Each semester, ISI Florence provides a weeklong break with no classes after midterm exams to accommodate students’ independent travel and so they can dedicate time to friends and relatives who visit. Our students are required to respect the Institute’s academic policies and faithfully attend and participate in all classes, course field trips, exams, and other co-curricular activities and events, regardless of independent travel. Students will not be excused from class or class-related activities to spend time with visiting guests.

In order to help coordinate travel, check the Academic Calendar to find the dates when class will not be in session!

Where to Stay in Florence

When you have friends or relatives come to visit, they can stay in a hotel, B&B, or hostel in downtown Florence.
Listed below are a few that we recommend.

Palazzo Belfiore 
Residence & Apartments
Via de’ Velluti, 8, Tel. 055.264.415

Gallery Hotel Art ****
Vicolo dell’Oro, 5, Tel. 055.272.63

B&B Inpiazzadellasignoria ****
Via dei Magazzini, 2 (Piazza della Signoria) Tel.

Hotel Executive ****
Via Curtatone, 5
Tel. 055.217.451, Fax. 055.268.346

Hotel Olimpia ***
Piazza della Repubblica, 2, Tel. 055.219.781, Fax. 055.267.0383

Palazzo Benci ***
Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 3, Tel. 055.217.049/055.213.848
[email protected]

Hotel Benivieni ***
Via Delle Oche, 5, Tel – 055 2608742,

Hotel Torre Guelfa***
Borgo SS. Apostoli, 8, Tel., Fax.

Hotel Burchianti ***
Via del Giglio, 8,Tel. 055.212.796, Fax.

Ostello Tasso
Via Villani, 15, Tel. 055.060.2087

Plus Florence
Via Santa Caterina D’Alessandria, 15, Tel. 055.628.6347

Where to Eat in Florence

It’s hard to go wrong at any restaurant or café in Florence, but here are some of our favorites.

Ristorante Acqua al 2 (€€)
Via Della Vigna Vecchia, 40r , Tel. 055.284.170

Ristorante La Spada (€€)
Via della Spada, 62r, Tel. 055.218.757

Trattoria La Casalinga (€)
Via de’Michelozzi 9r, near Piazza Santo Spirito, Tel. 055.218.624

Pizzeria Da Gherardo (€)
Borgo San Frediano 57r, Tel. 055.282.921

Ristorante La Giostra (€€€)
Borgo Pinti 12, Tel. 055.241.341

Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino (€€)
Piazza della Passera 2, Tel. 055.215.969

Ristorante del Fagioli (€€)
Corso dei Tintori 47r, Tel. 055.244.285

Ristorante Il Santo Bevitore (€€€)
Via di Santo Spirito 64, Tel. 055.211.264

T’Amerò Pasta Bar (€€)
Piazza Santo Spirito 11r, Tel. 055.282.596

Osteria dei Centopoveri (€)
Via Palazzuolo, 31r, Tel. 055. 218.846