A lot of brits go to art school in Italyby _afact_
For a fully accredited art college you'll see a lot of them at:
Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze (Academy of Art and Design in Florence, Italy.
I think you'll find that courses are offered in English and Italian because of the huge number of English speaking students.
Accademia Di Belle Arti
Via Ricasoli, 66
50122 Firenze (FI), Italy
BTW: That's not an atelier. It's a fine art school.
Michaelangelo's "David" was removed from the outdoors and placed inside the Accademia to protect it from the elements