Course Structure and Objective

Florence is the city that, hosts the greatest number of masterpieces and people working in the field of world artistic heritage conservation. It offers the best opportunities to acquire and perfect skills and knowledge for safeguarding cultural heritage.
Our Institute organises intensive courses in May for people working in the restoration sector and enthusiasts who want to explore specific topics in depth.
The fresco restoration course provides participants with basic techniques used to paint frescoes and mural paintings.

Training and Location

Monday to Friday, every morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a total of 40 hours.
The same course will be held again in September.
The course will take place in our laboratories in Via delle Casine 21/rosso in Florence.


The course is open to all applicants, Italian and international. The course is taught in Italian. Due to the practical nature of the course, an elementary level of the language is sufficient to participate.


At the end of the course an attendance certificate will be issued to all participants.


  • Fresco worksites
  • Conception and design
  • Sketches, cartoons and spolveri
  • Preparation: rinzaffoarriccio and velo
  • Painting techniques: sinopiapontategiornatebuon frescomezzo frescoa secco
  • Detachment and removal for restoration and creative use


To enrol on the course, participants must send the following documents to the Secretariat of the Institute for Art and Restoration, Via Maggio 13 in Florence:
1. Registration form
2. Administration Regulations
3. The receipt copy of the payment of the whole course fee
4. ID copy
Students can send the registration documents via email to, or via fax (+39 055 217963) or by post.
We recommend that students enrol at least two weeks before the course begins. Applications will be accepted until all available places are taken.
Payment can be made to the Secretariat or sending a cheque or postal order to:

Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro
Via Maggio, 13
50125 Firenze
Or by bank transfer to:
Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro
UNICREDIT SPA, agenzia di Firenze, Via de’ Vecchietti
Iban: IT 33 E 02008 02837 000000880880 


Fresco Techniques

Firenze 15th edition

Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro

40 hours
from 02/09/2019 to 13/09/2019


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