Learn Italian in San Giovanni, Italy
Learn Italian at our language school in San Giovanni Valdarno, a beautiful medieval town in the heart of Tuscany. With just 17,000 inhabitants, San Giovanni is untouched by tourism and is a quiet, friendly location in which to learn Italian in Tuscany. Students who study Italian at our Italian language school in Tuscany can use San Giovanni as the perfect base from which to explore the famous cities and beautiful countryside of Tuscany. San Giovanni is ideal for those who wish to learn Italian at a language school in a traditional, safe Italian town, within reach of famous cities like Florence and Siena. Students who study the Italian language at our school in San Giovanni can easily visit other towns in Tuscany such as Siena, Pisa, Florence, Lucca or San Gimignano.
The hardest thing about this experience was to pack my luggage to go back home! I wish I could stay longer. I will never forget that beautiful and cozy small city and all the people I met there.
I feel I have made good progress with my Italian. I was staying with a host family who made me feel generally welcome in their home.
Excellent course. Incredibly professional and incredibly relaxed at the same time. I was just sorry I could only stay for two weeks this time!
The instructors went out of their way to make students feel at home and to show them "a slice of Tuscan life" with wonderful excursions to Florence and into the near-by country side. I am looking forward to my next Italian session!
For me, San Giovanni Valdarno was the perfect place to learn Italian. San Giovanni Valdarno is located in the heart of Tuscany and is a hidden gem.
Course very good and excursions & guided walks with teachers. Films in Italian (with Italian subtitles) two afternoons also were very useful.
I was very happy being at the school in such a friendly and encouraging environment that also ensured I had the best tuition to help me to learn and understand the (beautiful) Italian language.
The teachers were all very friendly and the class size was perfect.
Well organised and a fun learning environment.
I would like to thank Apple Languages for providing me with the opportunity of going to live like an Italian for two weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed the independence and freedom I experienced going alone to my favourite country.
Our school in San Giovanni Valdarno
Our Italian language school in San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany, is located in a medieval nobleman’s house - Palazzo Salviati - just off the main square. The language school has an exceptionally friendly atmosphere, where all the staff make every effort to ensure that students feel at home both in the school and in San Giovanni.
This beautiful Italian language school, lying in the heart of Tuscany, has 5 classrooms, a terrace with views over the town and a ‘reception area’ with free Internet access for students. Students also have access to a further 3 classrooms and school cinema with surround sound in our school's second building (one minutes walk from the school building).
As well as Italian language classes, the school offers students the opportunity to study Italian and the cuisine of Tuscany, combining an Italian language course with practical Italian cookery lessons. The school also offers a highly popular ‘Italian and Cycling’ course, including 12 Italian language lessons/week, 2 full-day guided cycling tours/week, 2 afternoon visits/week, 1 dinner and picnic lunch, plus private studio apartment accommodation. With this course, you can study Italian and explore Tuscany on bicycle at the same time.
Our language school in San Giovanni also arranges Work Experience in Tuscany, for students who want to stay on in Italy after they have finished their language course.
Accommodation is available in shared apartments, private studio apartments, and with carefully selected Italian host families. All accommodation is within walking distance of the school. We advise students who want to learn as much Italian possible during their stay in Italy to stay with an Italian host family, as they will practise with the family the Italian that they study at our school.
Your teacher will be pleased to suggest things for you to see and do whilst you are in Tuscany, one of the most beautiful regions of Italy!
How to get there
Our school meets all students free-of-charge, on arrival at San Giovanni train station.
Go to San Giovanni !!!
I am just finishing my time in San Giovanni Valdarno and I just don’t want it to end. I have had an amazing time here – I just can’t get enough of San Giovanni - but the curious thing is that not even many Italians know where San Giovanni is!
It’s a beautiful, atmospheric little town, set amongst wonderful rolling Tuscan countryside and the only foreigners here are the students at the school! So, it’s a great place to learn Italian! San Giovanni itself is full of medieval buildings and really very beautiful.