Accademia Europea di Firenze
The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and the Arts in Florence

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is a School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture. Founded in 2005 as an Italian language school for foreigners, over time our school has expanded and transformed to now offer students courses of Italian art and culture, music and dance.
AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance, and Italian Language & Culture, as well as Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, intensive Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with universities from all over the world.
Deeply rooted in Italian history and culture, but compliant with European academic standards, our school is enhanced by our experiential learning approach and the top quality of our faculty, which contribute to the creation of an international community in the city of Renaissance and universal beauty.
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Academic Director


Antonio Vanni

Antonio graduated in the History of Contemporary Art from the University of Florence in 2006 with a thesis on his teacher, Arturo Carmassi, however ever since high school his intellectual and professional journey had been winding through art, publishing, music and teaching. From 2007 to 2011 he was Program Consultant and Coordinator at the New York University in Florence, and in 2012 he obtained a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the New York University, NY, where he taught the history of jazz and guitar. Executive producer and artistic director of numerous international festivals, he has accrued a vast experience organizing concerts and events with such famous artists as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Charlie Haden, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Egberto Gismonti, Archie Shepp, Toots Thielemans, and Abdullah Ibrahim. He is the founder of Vanni Editore s.r.l., publishers of the magazine Jazzit, and promoter of important publishing and cultural initiatives ranging from art to music. He can boast numerous very prestigious experiences in coordinating activities and projects in the teaching field. Since 2013 he has been the designer and director of the Art of Music Jazz Performance Program at AEF, and in this year he took on the role of Academic Director.

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