We live in the heart of Florence

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Polimoda’s students thrive across two campuses in Florence. Both old and new, these spaces are hubs of activity, creativity and new ideas that are changing the future of fashion as we know it.

Villa Favard


Overlooking the Arno River, this magnificent Villa built in 1858 houses lessons in frescoed rooms, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Institute. Students from the entire institute attend classes here, and in the facing ‘Scuderie’ building.

On the lower level of the Villa, students can find The Polimoda Library, the first fashion library in Europe that currently houses 22,000 fashion and photography books and 400 complete collections of magazine archives.

Villa Favard
Via Curtatone 1, Florence, Italy
Open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 8.00pm
Ph. +39 055 275061

Design Lab


Its strategic position in the heart of the Florentine district famous for leather goods and garment production, gives design students at the Lab a proximity to the industry unknown to any other fashion school in the world. Full of fabrics, colours, mannequins and machines, classrooms and technical workshops are equipped with the latest equipment for patternmaking, knitwear, sewing, garment construction and footwear prototyping.

Design Lab
Via Galileo Galilei 31, Scandicci, Florence, Italy
Open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 8.30pm
Ph. +39 055 2750840