for me personally, Angel Academy was a great choice. I learnt a lot of things there that would have been very, very difficult to teach myself. If I could afford it, I would repeat the entire 3 year program! And of course Firenze is an amazing town.
I hope you will feel the same
I found my first apartment via housinginflorence.com and shared it with another student. Yes, 1 room apartments are from 500€/month upward, it's very expensive. But if you share one with other students, it's cheaper.
You can also research on http://www.easystanza.it/ but I have no experience with that one.
Also: Look for the Angel Academy group on facebook, you might find current and future students there who might want a roommate as well. A single room can be 250-400€/month, depending on location.
Hope that helps. If you want more info, PM me. I found your message on my profile only by pure coincidence, I'm not checking here very often.
I understand you were (or are?) studying at Angel Academy of Art, correct? My application was accepted at AAA, and i am seriously thinking about joining it. Please, could you describe briefly how do you feel about stydying there, did you like it etc.?
Also, i would appreciate if you could help me to understand what is the most reasonable/cheapest way to rent small studio appartment in Florence... AAA informed me that it is starting up from 500-700 EURO/month - which seems quite expensive. As i am not familiar with the Florence rental market i would be happy if you give some guidance in it!
thank you, Dmitry