Welcome Days, Safety and Adaptability for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Students safely return to Polimoda

Seven nights before the first day of school, a countdown appeared at sunset on Villa Favard's facade, welcoming our students to Florence and reminding the city we love that Polimoda People are back in town and ready to safely begin the academic year. 

Polimoda is celebrating the start of the 2020-2021 academic year by welcoming young creatives back to Florence in an imaginative way. 

Countdown to the First Day of School

Students were invited to watch the official back to school countdown projecting the names of new and returning students on Villa Favard's facade. "The start of the academic year is always an important moment, but this year is special," says director Danilo Venturi. "Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We wanted to acknowledge them by personally welcoming each and every student by name." 


Welcome Days

From welcome days to welcome kits full of Polimoda goodies, students returning this fall semester received their new schedules, learned about updated safety protocols and met with their peers and leading teachers.

Online and In-Person Learning Opportunities

Polimoda continues to offer flexible learning opportunities, accomodating student needs with a variety of both in-person and online learning options —for those who cannot physically return to Florence— to guarantee the same quality of education our fashion school has always believed in. "Technology has assisted us the past few months and continues to do so by allowing us to keep teaching both online and in-person so even the students who are unable to return right now can still learn from home," explains Director Danilo Venturi.


Gamberini Café Pasticceria at Villa Favard and the Design Lab will open shortly. For 15% off, ask for the Gamberini fidelity prepaid card (minimum amount 50€) which can be obtained upon showing the Polimoda badge and then be used for payment in the bar and restaurant areas. The fidelity card can be recharged through electronic payment or cash at the Gamberini Café Pasticceria in via Curtatone, or through electronic payment only at Polimoda’s bar and restaurant areas in Villa Favard and the Design Lab. At Polimoda’s bar and restaurant areas in Villa Favard and the Design Lab, payments can only be made electronically by showing your Polimoda badge.

Safety Guidelines

The Polimoda Safety Protocol highlights the main safety rules to contain the epidemiological emergency due to COVID-19, aiming to protect the health and safety of all students, teachers, staff and visitors in compliance with the Italian government’s Legislative Decree 81/08 to guarantee a healthy environment and safe working methods. 

For the latest updates on Polimoda student services, please consult our student life page.