Do you want to learn Italian in a beautiful and historic city, with a reputation for being a centre for both Italian culture and academic excellence? If the answer is yes, then Bologna is the perfect location for you! Sitting in the Po Valley, Bologna is a very typically ‘Italian’ city, with several nicknames that perfectly describe the city’s character. The first, ‘La dotta’, means ‘the learned one’ and refers to the fact that Bologna is home to the oldest university in the world. The second, ‘La Grassa’, is a reference to the city’s fantastic cuisine and means ‘the fat one’. Finally, ‘La Rossa’ means ‘the red one’ and refers to the ochre colour of many of the city’s buildings and roofs.
Our school in Bologna
Our school in Bologna is located on one of the main bus routes, very close to the historic centre of Bologna. The school has fantastic facilities for students, including 13 air-conditioned classrooms, a library, PC room with Internet access, student common areas, school café and private garden, which is perfect for relaxing in between classes!
Courses in Bologna
Our Italian language school in Bologna offers a fantastically wide variety of Italian language courses, so that you are sure to find the perfect course for you! You can choose from group and private courses, as well as combined courses of group and one-to-one tuition. Our school also offers an exam preparation course for students preparing to take their CILS exams. Our school also offers Business Italian courses and Italian for Law courses. If you would like to combine your Italian language study with lessons and activities focusing on Italian culture, then you may like to consider one of our ‘special interest’ courses, including Italian culture and conversation, Italian cooking, wine tasting, Italian and painting/drawing and Italian and ceramics/pottery. Our school in Bologna also offers a unique ‘Italian on the road’ course, which starts with a 1 or 2 week Italian language course in Bologna followed by a 1 week tour of some of Italy’s most culturally important cities, including Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Rome and Orvieto! You will continue to learn Italian as you travel around these wonderful cities!
If you wish to fully immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture, then you may like to consider host family accommodation! We always recommend this accommodation type, as your host family will encourage you to speak Italian with them! When staying with a carefully selected host family you can choose either bed and breakfast or half board accommodation. If you would prefer to live a little more independently, then our school also offers self-catered shared student house or shared apartment accommodation. We are also able to arrange B&B or hotel accommodation for you.
The extensive activities programme at our school in Bologna includes Italian film screenings, guided walking tours of Bologna, guided visits to museums and art galleries, cooking classes, meals at typical Bolognese restaurants, parties and wine tasting sessions, amongst many others! These are all offered to provide you with the opportunity to explore Bologna, discover Italian culture and, of course, to practice your Italian outside of the classroom! The school also arranges regular excursions to other places of interest, such as Verona, San Marino, Parma, Florence, Venice and Siena!
How to get there
We would be happy to arrange airport transfers for you, although these are not included in the course price.