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Italian course in Genoa!

Genoa is a captivating, unspoilt city with a truly Italian flavour, so an Italian course in Genoa is a perfect way to learn the language! Formerly one of the most powerful city-states in the world, and a pioneer of exploration, Genoa possesses a profusion of palaces and great historical riches. Learn Italian in Genoa and spend days wandering back in time through the medieval streets of the city. These ‘caruggi’ lead to splendid open squares and antique townhouses, painted every shade imaginable, overlooking the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from ‘Il Bigo’, a lift built in the style of a ship crane to pay homage to Genoa’s great seafaring tradition.

Our school in Genoa

In the scenic centre of Genoa, just a short walk from the seafront, our school occupies a beautifully restored historic building. You’ll learn Italian in large, bright classrooms with native, Italian-speaking teachers who love their work! In the student lounge you’ll find a small library and computers with free Internet access, as well as refreshments. It’s the perfect place to practice your Italian with other students!

School facts 
Lesson length:52 mins
Number of classrooms:6
Average class size:10
Minimum age:16
Course materials included:Yes
Average number of students: Summer (40) - Winter (15) per week
Disability access:No
Air conditioning:No
WiFi available:Yes
Affiliations:Certified CILS examination centre and a member of EDUITALIA
Included in fees:Assessment, material, WiFi, library, some leisure activities (seminars, city walk, watching Italian movie)
Typical activities:Trips to neighbouring villages, wine tastings, canoeing, cooking classes, festival visits, city walks, boat trips to surrounding villages (Portofino, Cinque Terre, Camogli), hiking in nature, a visit to the biggest European aquarium or just a nice trip to the local beach to get work on your tan and swim in the Mediterranean Sea.
Paid activities:Some guided tours, extra conversation lessons outside the classroom, cooking classes, wine tasting, several day trips


There are a variety of different tuition options available at our school – learn Italian the way you want to! Study in a group with other students on a Standard or Intensive Italian course in Genoa, or enjoy the personal attention of Private Lessons. On the Standard course, you’ll have 20 Italian lessons per week, whereas the Intensive course comprises 30 classes each week.

Our school allows you to customise individual lessons according to your interests. Learn about subjects such as the history, art, literature, law, culture or cuisine of Italy, as you improve your Italian language skills!

The course schedule for one-to-one lessons is also very flexible. Choose to have classes every weekday or for just three days each week, taking either two or four Italian lessons each day. Whichever course you choose, you’ll greatly improve your language skills and still have plenty of time to discover this unforgettable city!

Combined Courses, including both group and Private Lessons, are also on offer at our school. These courses give you the chance to meet other students through your group lessons, and then benefit from specialised, one-to-one tuition as well.

If you have a query about any of these courses, please contact us.


The best way to fully experience the Italian culture is to live with Italian people! Our school organises accommodation with carefully selected Genovesi host families. Your Italian hosts will provide you with breakfast each morning, and a friendly, Italian-speaking environment, where your understanding of the language will improve day-by-day! You’ll also be able to use your family’s kitchen during the evening.

You might prefer the company of your fellow international students, in which case our school’s shared apartments are the answer. This option is great for socialising and meeting new people. Or, if you’d like your own space whilst you learn Italian in Genoa, our school will gladly arrange a private apartment for your stay.


To run alongside your Italian course in Genoa, our school offers a range of extracurricular activities. Firstly, there will usually be a city tour to familiarise you with Genoa’s ancient streets. Also, the school usually arrange a meal or typical aperitivo evening once a week, to help new arrivals meet their fellow students. Free seminars on a certain aspect of Italian culture are also occasionally offered. Other examples of typical activities arranged include Italian cookery lessons, wine tasting, nature hikes and meals out in local restaurants. Or, explore some more of Italy on full-day excursions arranged by our school. Take a boat trip on the Italian Riviera, visit beautiful Portofino or witness the spectacular sight of some of the most beautiful villages in Italy, the acclaimed Cinque Terre!

How to get there

Upon your arrival in Genoa, our school will gladly collect you from either Genoa Airport or Genoa train station, although this service is not included in the price of the course.

Genoa - International Boat Show

Genoa Are you a real boat and yacht enthusiast, or just want to experience something different this October? Then don’t waste a second and make sure you go to Genoa for the 53rd International Boat Show 2013. This year it takes place from 2nd to 6th October 2013!

It is one of the world’s most important boat shows, dedicated to the pleasure craft market, taking place in the port of Genoa inside the huge exhibition area called Fiera di Genova.


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