NYFA Summer Camps in Florence, Italy





Florence, Italy, a city full of inspirational history and culture, is a captivating backdrop for any film. Often called the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence’s ideas of beauty through architecture have had a worldwide impact, and the city has an impressive artistic legacy.


The Academy’s summer film and acting camps for teens are held amid the greatest artistic and architectural works of the renaissance, like Michelangelo’s Medici Chapel, the Duomo, and the church of Santa Maria Novella.

Florence is known as “the jewel in the crown of Renaissance Italy,” having been the home of such distinguished artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. The city is small but remarkably beautiful, and mostly pedestrianized. Walking is the most pleasant way to visit most destinations, and the narrow Mediterranean-styled streets and piazzas are full of locations for film shoots.

Students film on the streets of Florence, ItalySituated in northwest Italy, surrounded by the hills of Chianti, Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany. In Florence, the New York Film Academy workshops provide a stimulating educational experience that draws upon the rich cultural resources of both past and present Italy.

The New York Film Academy has been invited by the government of Tuscany to hold our summer camps in Florence. NYFA Florence is located in the neighborhood of Santa Croce, whose curved streets are the remnants of the amphitheater built 2,000 years ago! This iconic location is just steps away from the Piazza Santa Croce. We feel it’s the perfect place to learn the art and craft of filmmaking and acting for film.

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Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA will be unable to offer housing for in-person camps. Families will need to secure their own housing for campers and provide any necessary off-campus supervision, if traveling to a NYFA summer camp from another city, state or country. For additional information about accommodation in Florence or local hotels or other questions, please contact NYFA Florence Campus
Director at diana.santi@nyfa.edu.


The equipment our Film and Acting for Film Summer Camps students use is comparable to that of the leading degree programs in the United States.


The streets of Florence are dotted with restaurants and cafés so everyone should find something to their taste. Dining is an art in Tuscany, to students with gourmet tastes, we say “buon appetito.” You can reasonably expect to spend under $30 per day on food. Eating in restaurants can be more expensive.

Want to learn more about spending your summer in Florence, Italy? Click here to apply or request more information.

Please note that dates, curriculum, and prices are subject to change.