Apicius International School of Hospitality

Experience a global culinary capital.

Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH) has been an internationally respected leader in culinary arts, baking, wine and hospitality for 20 years. It is the first academic entity in Italy to receive the World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education. In 2011 Apicius merged with Florence University of the Arts (FUA) providing a food, wine, hospitality and nutrition department while continuing to offer its expertise to international culinary and wine professionals and non-professionals.

U.S. School of Record
University of South Florida (FL)*
*CA public universities – contact SAI

Language of Instruction

About 100 study abroad students from around the world.


  • Beginning and advanced levels offed in all career programs.
  • Faculty members come from respected industry backgrounds in hospitality, food and wine in Italy.
  • Unique experiential learning course opportunities and internships.

Apicius offers both academic and professional programs to students seeking state-of-the-art classroom facilities with field experience gained through hands-on instructional training alongside outstanding professional teachers. In addition to its own state-of-the-art culinary and wine classrooms Apicius operates both a restaurant (Ganzo) and a pasticceria (Fedora pastry shop) staffed by students.

Areas of Study

Hospitality, Tourism & Gastronomy

Student life at Apicius

Apicius is a vibrant center of hospitality and culinary arts in Florence, with classrooms in breathtaking historic spaces. The school hosts weekly art and culture events at its restaurant, Ganzo, offering opportunities to meet artists, authors, and mingle with fellow classmates and professors. Apicius students have access to all of FUA’s facilities, including a gym, library, and community spaces to spend afternoons.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.