The Colosseum in Rome, Italy at sunset.

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Study Italian Abroad in Italy

La vita e bella, life is beautiful, especially in Italy where you’ll feel like you’re living on a films at least half the time you’re there. Italy combines considerable cultural depth with a relaxed friendliness and familiarity which makes it very easy to settle in, relax, and very much go with the Italian flow! 

The joy of learning Italian in Italy

  • Pizza, pasta, cinema, style. Do we actually need to say any more?
  • Soak up the language and the Italian culture simultaneously
  • Learn at some of the most internationally respected Italian language schools in Italy, handpicked by the ILI team
  • Stay with an Italian host family to get a flavor of the real Italy while you study.
  • Fill your free time with art, culture, fashion and history, or live la dolce vita in your new favorite bars and restaurants!
  • Enjoy a concierge-level of support – everyone is there to show you the very best of Italy.

Program Info

Tuition Fees Around $500/week including accommodation
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?
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In-country

In-country classes are when you travel overseas to study the language in a country where the language is spoken natively.

In‑country
Minimum age 18
Frequency Start almost any Monday

Group Size

Average 7

Course Timings

Duration Usually from 15 hours per week

Choose where to learn Italian in Italy

¡Buono! Put your feet up, and feast your eyes on these enticing towns and cities.

Italian in Bologna

Piazza del Nettuno fountain in Bologna, Italy.
  • Located in northern Italy, it is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romana region.
  • Known for it’s warm and welcoming atmosphere and it’s enormous artistic, architectural and historical heritage.
  • Visit La Dotta, the oldest university in the western world.
  • Take an Italian and cooking +wine class to enjoy the incredible flavors of the region
  • Stroll the ancient streets to see the famous porticos, squares and fountains.

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Italian in Florence

A broad view of Florence with the famous Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy.
A broad view of Florence with the famous Ponte Vecchio, in Florence,
Italy.
  • Located in the north of Italy, Florence is known for being the birth place of the Renaissance
  • Wander through the ancient city and see art on every corner
  • Visit the leather market or the Mercato Centrale, a showcase of Tuscany’s finest foods.
  • Study Italian + art history or Italian + cooking
  • Sign up for an excursion to a nearby walled city or vineyard

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Italian in Rome

The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
  • The capital of Italy referred to as the ‘Eternal City’ is brimming with history and fountains.
  • Combine Italian lessons with art and culture or cooking
  • Stop by the Vatican Museum and wander the 1400 rooms filled with art
  • Stroll along the Tiber under the giant sycamore trees
  • Shop the Campo de’ Fiori Market and use your Italian with the locals

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Italian in Milan

The Duomo di Milano,
one of the largest churches in
the world at sunrise in Milan, Italy.
The Duomo di Milano, one of the largest churches in the world at sunrise in Milan, Italy.
  • Located in the north, Milan is the fashion capital of Italy
  • Learn Italian + Fashion Design or Interior Design, Italian + Cooking
  • Wander through centuries of art and history
  • Be awed by the 14th century gothic Duomo and be sure to go to the top to see Milan’s incredible skyline.
  • Stroll the canals of the Navigli district with classmates and try out your Italian in the multitude of bars, cafes and restaurants

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Italian in Trieste

A scenic view of the Canal Grande in
Trieste, Italy at night.
A scenic view of the Canal Grande in Trieste, Italy at night.
  • Located in the very northeast of Italy on the Adriatic Sea.
  • Study Italian + sailing, surfing or diving or how about Italian + painting or music
  • Excursions to Venice, Verona and Padova are sure to enchant
  • From ancient to modern, there is plenty to explore in terms or art, history and architecture at a crossroad of Austrian, Slovenian and Italian influences.

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Italian in Tropea

A seaside fishing village in Tropea, in Calabria, Italy.
  • A coastal town located in the south of Italy, referred to as the Pearl or the Tyrrhenian Sea.
  • Relax on the white sand beaches along the Tropea’s Old Towm.
  • Take an Italian + windsurfing class or Italian + painting class
  • Catch a sunset at Belvedere Piazza del Cannone with the Aeolian islands in the distance
  • Meander through Tropea’s old town and grab a gelato or cafe or just shop

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Italian in Salerno

The Porto di Salerno along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The Porto di Salerno along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
  • A lively seaport on the southwestern edge of the Amalfi coast of Italy
  • Hike the trails in the Parco Natutale Diecimare, a get a view of the gulfs of Salerno and Naples.
  • Learn Italian in the morning then spend the afternoon cooking, tasting food & wine or an excursion to a vineyard and more
  • Stroll the Promenade Trieste and take in the flea markets, cafes and shops

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Italian in Naples

A view of Naples overlooking the Gulf of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius in the background.
A view of Naples overlooking the Gulf of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius in the background.
  • Located on the southeastern coast of Italy, Naples is the birthplace of Napolitano pizza
  • Take in a walking tour and experience ancient Naples both above and underground
  • Visit Castel Nuovo, Castel dell’Ovo or any or all of the 7 famous castles in Naples
  • From contemporary to ancient, art and architecture abound. Practice your Italian while exploring this ancient and storied city

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“Time passed very quickly, too quickly! The teachers were very kind and so were the other students!”

Petra

Program Info

Tuition Fees Around $500/week including accommodation
Language levels Beginners and up
Location ?
X

In-country

In-country classes are when you travel overseas to study the language in a country where the language is spoken natively.

In‑country
Minimum age 18
Frequency Start almost any Monday

Group Size

Average 7

Course Timings

Duration Usually from 15 hours per week

Formats

Choose your course type

Each of our study abroad partner schools in Italy will offer a slightly different range of program formats to choose from, but these are likely to include, as a minimum:

International group classes

This is where one of the big benefits of studying Italian in Italy becomes clear – your fellow classmates will be native to other countries. The common language in and out of the classroom is Italian.

Your teachers in Italy will all have learned to teach Italian using the same methodology – one which lends itself to using Italian every moment of your time together.

That may seem daunting at first, but because your classes will be at your level of Italian, you really have nothing to worry about. Even if you’re a complete beginner, your Italian teacher will make you feel comfortable and confident. And then the fun starts!

Extra private Italian lessons in Italy

Whilst you will usually attend group classes, it is generally possible to add a handful – maybe 5 or 10 per week – of private Italian lessons where you’ll pay extra to have your own personal Italian tutor.

Just like the private Italian classes we offer at ILI, you’ll be able to use that private time to boost your learning, focus on a troublesome area of language, or prepare for a specific event or situation which can’t be covered easily in a group context.

Italian + activity & combination courses

Many schools have packaged together their Italian courses with popular activities, so that each week you take part in activities around your chosen theme, for example:

  • Italian Language and Culture programs for over 50s
  • Italian Language, Culture & Gastronomy
  • Italian + Surfing
  • Italian + Art, Fashion or History

If you’re not sure which option is best for you, please contact us and we can discuss this with you.

Package options

We’ll help you with the whole package – everything you need to think about to get you from where you are now, to sitting in a sunny classroom somewhere in Italy, learning Italian!

We know it can seem like a big leap, which is why we help you with all the moving parts:

Airport transportation (additional fee)

The school can provide a customized airport transfer service for your convenience, ensuring a smooth journey from your arrival at the airport.

Should you require it, they can also arrange transportation back to the airport on the day of your departure.

Accommodations

We’ll advise you on the most popular accommodation options in each location, and we’ll do everything we can to support any special requirements you have.

Our colleagues in each school will then have you complete their forms to book you into the accommodation of your choice. It’s really that easy. Before you leave for Italy, they’ll be in touch with all the contact details you need, along with clear instructions on how to find your accommodation, and travel between the accommodation and the school.

A view up the Tiber River of Rome, Italy with St. Peter's Cathedral in the distance.
A view up the Tiber River of Rome, Italy with St. Peter’s Cathedral in the distance.

Excursions

One thing is certain, there will always be plenty to do when you’re studying Italian abroad in Italy. Sure, you’ll have your Italian lessons each day from Monday to Friday, but that won’t generally take up the whole day, unless you book a very intensive Italian course.

Most afternoons your chosen Italian school in Italy will put on activities and excursions for you. Many will be low-key social activities in and around the school, such as city walking tours, film nights and trips to a local bar or restaurant. However there will also be the opportunities to sign up to extra paid excursions – to visit local art galleries and museums, a palace or castle, or other famous monument during the week.

Then at weekends, there will frequently be full-day excursions to neighbouring cities to consider, maybe a trip to a big soccer match, an exhilarating concert, moving piece of theatre,… you get the idea!

And of course, if all that sounds like too much, these activities are optional. You can kick back, go find a beach or a quiet cafe, and watch the world go by.

A woman in a red sweater and straw hat standing next to a canal in Italy.
Waiting for a water taxi in Italy.

If you require a different course duration or a different class time to usual, please get in touch and we’ll tell you what’s possible and provide you with a quote.

Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re certain that you’ll have plenty of questions ahead of booking a Italian in Italy language program with us, and that’s why we’re here to help.

Here are some of the questions we get asked the most. Please use the form below to get in touch, and we’ll be right back to you.

Selected FAQs

Yes. Many of our partners offer Language + Activity type of courses. Here are some example courses: Spanish and cooking; French and wine tasting; Italian and fashion; Portuguese and surfing and many more combinations.

Some of our partner schools have campuses in different ciites and allow students to spend part of their time in one location and continue their studies in another one as they follow the same curriculum.

We are accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and have created great partnerships with other small language schools around the world.

We have sent students to a number of schools and in exchange we receive a commission on the student’s tuition for the recommendation at no extra cost to you. We put this money towards our Free English Program for Immigrants and Refugees. This helps close the gap on funding we receive from the state of Massachusetts and what the program actually costs to run.

Most of our partner schools have a minimum of one week requirement for their language travel program so you can go for a week or more!

Most of our partners offer homestay, shared or studio apartments options.

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Ready to get started with a Italian program abroad?

Registering your interest for a Study Abroad program with ILI couldn’t be easier! Simply follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Complete our online inquiry form.
  2. We’ll be in touch if you need help deciding on a destination.
  3. We’ll put you in touch with our partner school for additional details and clarifications.
  4. You book your chosen program directly with them!

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