Where to study Italian in Italy

Over 100 Italian schools in Italy offering Italian language classes, Italian culture courses, and more!

Where to study Italian in Italy—small city? big city? by the beach?

Most people will already have an idea of where they want to go in Italy to learn Italy. Certain cities or places draw them, and their choice is easy: "I want to learn Italian in Florence," "I want to learn Italian in Rome," or "I want to learn Italian in Milan."

For others, however, the idea might be "I want to learn Italian in the country in Tuscany," or "I want to spend the summer learning Italian at the beach."

In the latter cases, one has quite a few choices as there are many Italian language schools in Tuscany and there are many Italian language schools in Italy. Furthermore, there are Italian language schools located at the seaside in mainland Italy, Sicily, and Sardinia. So there are lots of Italian schools to choose from!

Choose a Destination or Destination Type

Knowing what type of environment you want to be in will make chooseing a destination and an Italy school easy. If you want to learn Italian at an Italian language school in a cultural capital or large city, you will normally start your search in cities like Florence, Rome, or Milan. Capital cities offer energy, diversity, culture, and a dynamic environment in which to learn Italian.

Other important Italian cities, such as Verona, Florence, and Bologna are smaller than Italy's largest cities but still offer a lot in the way of culture offerings.

If you want a more relaxing environment in which to learn Italian in Italy, try any one of Italy's many historical cities. Smaller, more relaxing destinations are found throughout Italy, though many are located in central Italy, and in Tuscany in particular.

Italian language schools by the sea can be found throughout Italy's mainland, on Sicily, and on Sardinia. Italian schools on Sicily offer not only a glimpse into Italy's Mediterranean culture, but also into Sicilian life, culture, and the rich Mediterranean historical and cultural influences that have left their mark on the Island. The same can be said of Sardinia.

Large or small city?

Perhaps the biggest difference between a large and a small city when one is considering learning Italian in Italy is this: if you learn Italian at an Italian language school in a small city or town, you are much more likely to have frequent contact with the other students in your class. If you are travelling on your own or if you are studying independently, this is a big plus. The other students in your class are a source of company, friendship, and support. If you are in a larger city, meeting with your friends from school means more planning, more text messeges, more phone calls. In smaller cities throughout Italy, however, there will usually be regular meeting places where you can find people from your school just by showing up.