Study Spots in Florence
Charlene, Spring 2023, Florence
April 10, 2023

Living in Florence, Italy has been a dream come true! The city is a treasure trove of wonders, from traditional Tuscan cuisine to Renaissance art and Italian culture. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to forget that as students, we’re here to study and further our education in this magnificent city. In this article, I’ll be sharing three study spots in Florence that are essential for any student living here.


The view of from the terrace at Biblioteca delle Oblate

1. Biblioteca delle Oblate

Biblioteca delle Oblate is a hidden gem for anyone seeking a quiet and peaceful study spot in Florence. Tucked away in the heart of the city, this beautifully restored library is the perfect place to delve into your books and get lost in your studies. With a vast
collection of books and resources, this library caters to all academic interests and provides an excellent environment for learning. The interior of the library is simply breathtaking, with high ceilings and large windows that provide ample natural light. The comfortable seating areas and workstations are perfect for settling in and focusing on your studies. Additionally, the library offers free
Wi-Fi and a dedicated space for laptops, making it an ideal spot for students and professionals alike. What sets Biblioteca delle Oblate apart is its location. Situated on the top floor of an old building, the library offers stunning panoramic views of the city, including the iconic Duomo. It’s the perfect spot to take a break and enjoy the view while sipping on a cup of coffee from the onsite café. It’s a great study spot that offers a peaceful and inspiring environment for letarning. Its impressive collection of books, beautiful architecture, and stunning views make it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to study or read in Florence.

Sneak peak of Ditta Artigianale!

2. Ditta Artiginale

Ditta Artiginale is a charming café that has three locations in Florence.This café has quickly become a local favorite due to its high-quality coffee, warm atmosphere, and exceptional customer service. The interior of Ditta Artiginale is chic and stylish, with modern furnishings and an open layout that creates a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The walls are adorned with artwork, and the café features an impressive collection of coffee-making equipment, adding to the overall aesthetic of the space. The café prides itself on serving only the highest quality coffee, which is sourced from sustainable farms around the world. Beyond coffee, the café also offers a range of delicious food options, including freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, and salads. All menu items are made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, making Ditta Artiginale a great place to stop for breakfast, lunch, or a mid-day snack.

The lounge area at La Cite!

3. La Cite

La Cite café is a charming little coffee shop located in Oltrarno. This café is known for its cozy and intimate atmosphere, making it the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry while soaking up the ambiance of the southern side of Florence. The café offers a range of delicious coffee drinks, including espresso, cappuccino, and latte, as well as selection of teas, wines, sandwiches and pastries. With its prime location and inviting atmosphere, La Cite café is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a great study spot.

Charlene is a Spring 2023 student in Florence, from Lasell University.

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