CET Florence: Film Production

Florence, Italy

Stroll through cobblestone streets. Go the Uffizi Gallery and see how the greats used lighting for dramatic effect. Find your favorite sculpture in the Boboli Gardens. Stumble upon hidden gardens and churches. Climb to the top of the Duomo for a 360 degree view of the city. Your aesthetic sensibility is bound to grow, and you’ll be able to carry that over into your films.

And when you want to see even more, hop on a train to take in the stunning landscapes of Tuscany. Or take a flight to marvel at the architecture and charm of Prague or Vienna.

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Apartments or Homestays

You’ll share a fully-furnished downtown apartment with CET peers. Apartments vary in size and layout but are all surrounded by museums, churches, cafés, night life, and restaurants. Your apartment is a short walk from the CET center and NYFA campus…stroll through piazzas on your way to class.

You can also choose to stay in a homestay and live like a true Florentine. You’ll be in the downtown area, but away from the tourist-heavy centro storico. You’ll have your own bedroom and share common spaces (and best of all, mealtimes) with your family. The homestay is a chance to practice your Italian…and a window into a fundamental part of Italian culture. Breakfast and dinner are included in the fee.

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Interested in what living in Florence is really like? Read Lauren Sklba’s blog post, “A Day in the Life: CET Florence.”

CET Center

The CET Center is in a charming building within the historic city center. It’s just a 15-20 minute walk from your apartment. All of your classes happen here, and the Center has everything you need: library, computer lab, faculty offices, and a lounge. It’s the perfect place to study…or plan your next adventure with CET friends.


Take your pick of restaurants, and have your fill of some of the most famous cuisine in the world. You’ll love the pastas, the sauces, the hors-d’oeuvres. On a budget? Try ribollita soup, made with bread, kale, cannellini beans, and vegetables. Feeling adventurous? Grab a tripe sandwich topped with salsa verde from a street vendor…a Florentine classic. And don’t forget the gelato after dinner. How many new flavors can you try in one semester?