Study Italian in Italy

Are you looking for a complete and exciting Italian language program? You have found what you were looking for! Our Italian language schools in Italy offer a wide range of high-quality Italian language courses, conceived for any level, from beginner to advanced, all the year round!

Our 40 years of experience make us a well-established and reliable reality in the world of language schools. We are very proud of our professional and friendly staff, who do their best to make every student's stay unique in terms both of language learning and of cultural experience.

We are based in 4 beautiful cities (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), each wonderful in its unique traits. One of the advantages of studying with Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is that prices are the same in all of our schools, which makes it possible for our students to opt for our so-called "Italian Tour" (you can study in more than one city, with a minimum stay of one week in each one).

Finally, we offer a variety of our courses, which cater to the students' needs in terms of language learning and interests in terms of free time and subjects.

Most of our students choose Scuola Leonardo da Vinci by advice from other students who have appreciated our skills in providing:

  • a particularly effective, flexible, modern and communication-oriented teaching method;
  • a friendly atmosphere;
  • Qualified and motivated teachers;
  • Small groups of students from different countries (a maximum of 14 people per class);
  • “Firenze” diplomas issued by AIL (recognized all around the world);
  • Competitive prices.

Come and learn Italian in Italy! We are waiting for you in our schools located in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.

Why choose Leonardo da Vinci schools

  • Founded in 1977, we have years of experience and specialize in teaching Italian in Italy.
  • All the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci schools are located in the city center.
  • Professional and young teachers, all of whom have studied at the University level and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners.
  • Our Italian Schools in Florence, Rome, Siena, and Milan have obtained the International quality assurance Certificate ISO 9001:2015, as a quality school of Italian language for foreigners, and have regular inspections to ensure that high standards are maintained.
  • Members of ASILS (Association of language schools of Italian as a second foreign language).
  • Italian at every level, all year round.
  • Small study groups.
  • Courses start every week for non-beginners, see Italian language courses starting dates.
  • A whole range of activities offered for students to gain insight into the Italian culture.
  • Variety of students from over 50 countries.
  • Friendly and helpful staff that give personal attention to each student.
Programs taught in:
Italian
English

This school also offers:


Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

The Intensive Italian Language Course is our standard course and consists of 4 Italian lessons a day, totaling 20 lessons a week. Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes. ... [+]

Intensive Italian Language Course

Offered by our schools in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.

The Intensive Italian Language Course is our standard course and consists of 4 Italian lessons a day, totaling 20 lessons a week. Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes.

The classes are held from Monday to Friday in groups of no more than 14 students, led by qualified teachers, who are passionate about their work. They are made up of people from all over the world and from different age groups.

The lessons begin every Monday for students that already have some knowledge of the Italian language, and every two weeks for absolute beginners. They are principally based on spoken communication, but also deal with the more formal aspects of the language (lexis/vocabulary and grammar). Lots of time is dedicated to activities that encourage dialogue and discussion about various topics, from art and literature to modern city culture.... [-]

Italy Florence Milan Rome Siena  + 1 More
Open Enrollment
Italian
Full-time
1 - 48 weeks
Campus
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Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with t ... [+]

“La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course

Offered by our schools in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.

Our “La Dolce Vita” 50+ Course is offered on different dates in all of our locations (Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena), 4 fascinating cities that will enchant you with their history and their wide cultural offerings. It can be taken for either one or two weeks in pre-established dates.

The course is organized into 2 parts: the first one is dedicated to studying the language with 4 lessons a day of Intensive Italian Language Course, which take place in the mornings, while the second is dedicated to culture and recreation, with a rich program of afternoon and evening activities.

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Italy Florence Milan Rome Siena  + 1 More
March 2020
Italian
Full-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
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Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language) is an officially recognized qualification attesting proficiency in Italian and it is a valuable certificate both for w ... [+]

Preparation Course for CILS exam

Offered by our schools in Milan, Rome and Florence.

CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language) is an officially recognized qualification attesting proficiency in Italian and it is a valuable certificate both for work and educational purposes. Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci is an authorized CILS exam center, approved by the University for Foreigners in Siena.

As many other language certifications, CILS is standardized by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This certification provides different competence levels in the language: A1-A2 (basic learner), B1-B2 (independent learner, central), C1-C2 (competent learner).

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Italy Florence Milan Rome
October 2019
Italian
Full-time
5 - 6 weeks
Campus
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Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

Italian Universities of Bari, Milan, Pavia, Rome La Sapienza, Rome Tor Vergata and Seconda Università of Naples are now offering undergraduate Medicine and Surgery course ... [+]

International Medical Admissions Test – IMAT – Preparation Course in English

Offered by our schools in Milan and Rome.

Italian Universities of Bari, Milan, Pavia, Rome La Sapienza, Rome Tor Vergata and Seconda Università of Naples are now offering undergraduate Medicine and Surgery courses taught in English. In order to access these academic programs, applicants have to pass IMAT, International Medical Admissions Test, the official Entry test developed by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR) in cooperation with Cambridge Assessment’s Admissions Testing Service. Scuola Leonardo da Vinci organizes a specific University Preparation Corse for IMAT, aiming to provide scientific and logical critical skills to all foreign students willing to attempt IMAT in order to enter an Italian Medicine Faculty.... [-]

Italy Milan Rome
July 2019
English
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

The Italian Language Course for Families has been designed with this specific objective: to give all members of the family the opportunity to understand and/or speak the ... [+]

Italian Language Course for Families

Offered by our school in Milan.

Modern families consider a new language acquisition as an important value in the education of their children. Some parents decide to enroll their children in a study holiday abroad; others would like to share this moment, especially if the choice is due to a transfer of the whole family abroad for business reasons.

The Italian Language Course for Families has been designed with this specific objective: to give all members of the family the opportunity to understand and/or speak the Italian language through an intensive group course that mainly focuses on the communication skills.

The course is aimed at whole families, with one or more children, provided they are over 12 years old. Every single family member will be placed in the most suitable class based on the initial level of knowledge of the language. We will pay particular attention to the inclusion of younger students in the classes so that they can get the most out of this experience.... [-]

Italy Milan
Open Enrollment
Italian
Full-time
1 - 12 weeks
Campus
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Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci

The course “Discover Your Origins" aims at offering to the descendants of Italian emigrants abroad the opportunity to deepen the Italian language and culture - the same t ... [+]

Discover your Origins

Offered by our school in Milan

Italian history books are often full of images of entire families, mass-moving from Italy to foreign countries, hoping to find a welcoming city where to work and raise their children. We all remember the great migrations to North America (the United States and Canada), South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela) and faraway Australia. Many families also moved to Europe, to neighboring Switzerland or Germany and the United Kingdom.

In order to still “feel at home", Italian emigrants went on talking to their children and descendants in their mother tongue - from the dialect to the modern language - telling them stories and traditions about their place of origin.... [-]

Italy Milan
Open Enrollment
Italian
Full-time
2 - 12 weeks
Campus
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