Apicius - International School of Hospitality

apicius mission


APICIUS reinterprets the concept of hospitality and tourism in the international destination of Florence, where the cityscape is teeming with traditional and contemporary structures sought by people from all over the world

APICIUS firmly believes in the importance of a cultural approach to hospitality by examining the unique context of cities and countries in a global framework. Hospitality should and must be enhanced by the local culture of a city, and our position and interaction with the city of Florence has the goal of culturally educating those who visit through the hospitality industry.

APICIUS seeks to shape students who make dynamic, proactive contributions to the areas of hospitality in Italy during their studies and go on to become excellent professionals with the same impact in future destinations

APICIUS is deeply committed to making a prolific vital impact on the city of Florence not just for its obvious touristic aspects but as a viable city, where city conservation and contemporary implementation complement each other in a delicate balance, through its belief in eco-sustainable methods and didactics.

APICIUS strives to provide its students with an experience that goes beyond the tourist facade of Florence by communicating to them that who we are and what they experience goes beyond cultural stereotypes.

APICIUS believes that each student should go back home with a clear concept of Florence and Italy that includes a profound cultural understanding gained from integration with the city, its population, its art, and its culture. What they receive from the experience is a life changed and newfound understanding and perspectives that they will carry in their hearts for the rest of their lives .



To provide a professional and academic environment in which students gain expertise in the areas of business, hospitality & tourism, culinary arts, wine studies, and publishing

To go beyond classroom learning by promoting student interaction with the convergence of the multicultural societies in the city of Florence, achieved by unique practical experiences in direct contact with various and service areas and the various professional figures who operate in these spheres

To redefine the idea of sustainability by rethinking how services and structures enhance local economies and culture through a respectful balance of technology, innovation, and tradition

To positively direct Florence's position as a historic Italian cityscape in a globalized world economy in the following ways:

Increase our efforts in favor of sustainable hospitality and tourism starting from our own structures and teaching methods

Promote student knowledge and capacity to recognize and actively participate in the conservation of the Florentine cultural and economic heritage

To shape students for careers in a rapidly developing industry that encompasses a wide range of exciting, constantly evolving fields



To offer a passionate, highly competent and international faculty; a broad curriculum, and state of the art facilities that broaden our students' horizons and perspectives

To enhance the concept of technical learning by integrating training opportunities into the curriculum, allowing for students to be involved in cultural integration projects that require active participation in Florentine and Italian society and that reward challenging professional experiences. One such example is the professional internship program at Ganzo Cultural and Gastronomic Association open to the public, a place where cultures and communities unite.

An academic structure based on lectures, workshops, seminars, and laboratories that activate diverse types of student engagement with study discipline

Exciting programs created for post grad and professional studies offered for durations of 1, 2, and 4 years.

the institution

Florence University of the Arts S.r.l. - Villa Brilli Peri via Guelfa 85-114-116 Palazzo Bombicci Guicciardini Strozzi Corso Tintori 21, Firenze : Telephone: + : Fax: + : Mail: info@apicius.it Office hours: Monday - Thursday from 8.30am to 5.30pm (GMT + 1). © FUA 2012.