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Learn Italian in Naples

Learn Italian in Naples, fully immersed in the rich history, language, charming culture, and captivating uniqueness of Italy's third-largest city.

Modern facilities in a historic building
Four spacious classrooms
Air-conditioning throughout
Wi-Fi access throughout
Course materials included
Over 25 years’ experience teaching Italian
Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education
Member of IALC, ASILS and Eduitalia

Our school in Naples

Fall in love with Italian language and culture at our Italian school in Naples, a highly credited institution which boasts over 25 years of expertise in teaching Italian to foreigners. Nestled in the historic centre of Naples, along the vibrant Via Toledo, our school immerses you in the captivating heart of this historic city. Picture yourself strolling this bustling street, surrounded by architectural wonders like the Royal Palace, the Galleria Umberto I, the renowned San Carlo theatre, and the iconic café Gambrinus-all just moments away.

You can find our Italian school in Naples in the prestigious historical building Palazzo Teatro Augusteo, an architectural gem situated in the charming piazzetta Duca d’Aosta. Whether you are looking to take an Intensive Italian group language course, prefer one-to-one tuition, wish to explore the special 50+ programme, or engage your senses in a cookery course, our Neapolitan school will have the right immersive Italian course for you! Outside of the listed Italian programmes, our school can also offer more family-oriented language experiences, help you delve further into the realms of Italian cuisine, wine, music, and art, pursue professional language proficiency, or prepare for language exams. Please feel free to contact us for further advice.

With class sizes limited to a maximum of ten students per group, you will benefit from an intimate and immersive learning environment. Our experienced Italian native speakers, specialised in teaching Italian to foreign students, will guide you through your own linguistic journey and requirements.

Naples is characterised by its narrow streets and towering residential blocks strung with laundry. Everywhere here, people have left their mark on this city, from posters and plaques spanning several decades to a myriad styles of street art. You cannot fail to feel Naples’ distinct character and southern Italian charm from the moment you get there, so it is an excellent place in which to learn Italian in a unique and fully immersive environment.


Naples school entrance
Welcome orientation
Small class sizes
Private Italian lesson in Naples


Why choose to learn Italian in Naples? With its distinctive character, captivating landmarks, superb weather, extensive historic centre, lively neighbourhoods, and spooky subterranean secrets, Naples is an unparalleled destination. As Italy's third-largest city, it graces the Mediterranean coast and serves as the capital of the Campania region. The historic city centre of Naples, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the largest in Europe, sprawling over 4,000 acres throughout the city. This ancient city has so much to offer that you will never want to leave! If you do, then Naples serves as a perfect base for exploring the stunning Amalfi Coast.

The immersive experience of Naples is really unlike any other. Its intricate streets offer a surprise around every corner - whether historical or modern, artistic, or technological - and it is home to some of Europe’s friendliest, most hospitable people. As the birthplace of pizza, Baroque art, and fine tailoring, Naples is a place of vibrant colours and delicious sensory experiences. There really is no better place to start your Italian adventure!

The ancient city of Naples has a long and rich history which dates back to the second millennium BC. Naples was then named Parthenope, after the siren who was said to have washed ashore at Megaride. Now that site is home to Castel dell’Ovo, the city’s oldest standing fortification. Today you can visit the castle for free and experience unparalleled views over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius behind it.

Since its inception, Parthenope - then Neápolis, and latterly Naples - has been a strong trading hub and cultural centre. As Neápolis it was a renowned Roman resort, noted for its fine weather and luxurious villas. In the Middle Ages Naples was the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily, which saw the building of incredible architecture like Castel Nuovo, the Duomo, and the Santa Chiara monastery - all of which can still be visited today. Later, the city was the go-to destination for society’s finest; it was frequented by Genoese merchants, Tuscan bankers, Bourbon kings, and artists, philosophers, and scientists from around the world. During the Renaissance, Naples was one of the most important artistic centres on the continent.

This historical richness is evident in Naples as it is adorned with churches, castles, and palazzos spanning centuries. Amongst the amazing architecture, you will find thousands of examples of Naples’ most famous export: its food! The city’s cuisine has been considered unique since at least the 18th century, and it has given us worldwide favourites such as margherita pizza, spaghetti, ragù, limoncello and, of course, gelato. Less widely known but equally favoured are dishes like comforting parmigiana melanzane, delicate sfogliatelle, and rich polipetti affogati. You simply must sample some authentic Neapolitan dishes when you study here; thankfully, there are over seven hundred restaurants in the city - 22 of which currently hold Michelin stars - so you will not struggle for choice!

As well as the attractions within the city, Naples offers easy access to popular destinations such Pompeii and Herculaneum, the beautiful island of Capri, and other towns and cities on the Amalfi coast including Sorrento, Positano, and Ravello. You can also reach Rome in just over two hours thanks to the excellent high-speed rail network between the two cities.

What are you waiting for? Book your language course in Naples today! If you are unsure about which programme will be the best for your needs, feel free to contact us for advice.

Courses in Naples

Available courses

    The most sought-after Italian course in Naples is the Intensive language programme, which consists of 4 group lessons per day and a total of 20 lessons per week. These Italian classes are held in small groups, with no more than 10 students from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 12:00. Alternatively, for those looking to enhance their language skills even further in a group setting in Naples, there is the Super-Intensive Italian course option, which includes six lessons a day, totalling 30 lessons per week.

    Our group language programmes are structured into six levels of Italian proficiency based on the CEFR, ranging from absolute beginners to advanced learners. You'll be grouped with individuals who share the same starting level, allowing you to progress naturally. The classes are entirely immersive, focused on enhancing your practical communication skills, ensuring rapid improvement.

    If you have specific areas of the language you'd like to concentrate on or need extra support during the Intensive course, you have the option to combine four daily group lessons with one private lesson per day through our Intensive + Private Lessons course. In these personalised sessions, teachers work closely with students to address their language learning needs and improve their language level quickly.

    The most efficient way to learn a language is through one-on-one interaction with a native speaker. Our Naples school provides completely tailor-made one-to-one lessons on the Private Lessons programme. Courses are available throughout the year, starting every Monday, with a minimum commitment of just one week. The pricing for our Private Italian course is based on 20 individual lessons per week. Feel free to contact us if you would prefer alternatives such as 10, 15, or 30 one-to-one lessons per week, or are considering duo-private lessons for students with the same ability travelling together.

    Undoubtedly, one of the most compelling reasons to visit Naples is its exceptional food and wine! Consider merging your language studies with cooking classes that unveil the secrets of this globally renowned cuisine. Our school in Naples offers a programme called Intensive + Cookery, combining Italian language lessons with enogastronomy seminars, cooking sessions, and excursions featuring tastings. This offers a fantastic opportunity for a fully immersive cultural experience while enhancing your language proficiency.

    If you are aged 50 and above with a love of Italian culture, why not take our Club 50+ course in Naples? This course allows you to study uniquely with other students of a similar age and combines Italian lessons with a wide variety of activities and excursions.

    Whichever course you select, you will take a level test before starting to ensure that you receive tuition at the right level. If you’re not sure what your starting ability level is, or what course will be right for you, feel free to contact one of our language advisors!

    Special courses in Naples


    Available accommodation

      Our school in Naples provides shared apartment accommodation for students aged 18 and older seeking an independent and convenient place to stay during their Italian language course.

      Your apartment will consist of single bedrooms for individual travellers and double bedrooms for two people travelling together, each bedroom is equipped with a private bathroom. Each unit also includes kitchen facilities, wireless internet, a TV room, and both air conditioning and heating. Weekly communal cleaning and linen changes are included in the price.

      No meals or board is included but you will be able to share the communal space including the kitchen facilities with either fellow students from the school, or Italian locals. This will help create a rich cultural experience during your language immersion.

      Check-in for these shared apartments is on Sundays after 14:00, whilst check-out is on Saturdays before 10:00. You are also welcome to book the Italian course only and find your own accommodation in Naples.


      Your language trip to Naples promises constant excitement! Serving as an excellent base for exploring the region and the enchanting Amalfi Coast, Naples offers easy access to Sorrento, Positano, Pompei, Capri, Amalfi, and Ischia. Immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural offerings, including cathedrals, churches, monuments, and museums-all while savouring authentic pizzas, espressos, and Italian gelato! The language school enhances your experience by organising activities and excursions, providing immediate opportunities to apply your Italian language skills.

      To deepen your understanding of Naples, the school arranges at least one Italian-conducted social activity each week. These may involve guided walking tours of Neapolitan neighbourhoods, extra conversation lessons, cultural seminars, group aperitifs, or museum visits. For a more immersive experience, consider pairing language lessons with activity-based classes like cookery, creative writing, or art history. Additionally, explore the city with fellow students-tour the catacombs, indulge in local street food, or attend a performance at Europe's oldest opera theatre, Teatro di San Carlo. Take advantage of free museum entry in Naples on the first Monday of every month!

      The school's staff and teachers organise daily social activities, including seminars, city tours, and films-all included in the language course fee. Students only incur additional costs for museum entrances, public transport, guides, and evening meals at restaurants. On the first day, comprehensive information about the city, activities, and school facilities is provided. The school may also plan excursions to Capri, Pompeii, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri, Salerno, Sorrento, Positano, and Caserta, guided by teachers or experts, with extra charges applicable.

      For unique local experiences, our school in Naples can also arrange guided visits to lemoncello, mozzarella di bufala, and olive oil factories, complete with tastings. These visits, lasting at least two hours, occur throughout the year. Once a week, the school hosts special dinners in local restaurants where students, teachers, and Italian friends can enjoy typical dishes while practicing Italian, all at a special price.

      How to get there

      Naples International Airport is a large airport that can be easily reached from many worldwide locations. It is only a 10-minute drive from the city centre, and it is well-served by taxis and shuttle buses going to and from the centre and surrounding areas.

      Since classes take place on weekdays, we recommend that you plan to arrive in Naples at least one day before your course begins and to depart at least one day after it finishes.

      Location: via Toledo, Naples
      Nearest convenience store: 150 m
      Nearest café: next door!
      Nearest metro stop: 3400 m (Metro Toledo)
      Distance from train station: 3k (Napoli Centrale)
      Distance from airport: 7km (Naples International Airport)

      Location of our school in Naples

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