Venice is a city of culture, history, grace and charm, where you will never run out of things to see and do. Whether you want to visit one of the many galleries, museums or historic monuments, take a gondola ride down the 'Canal Grande', visit the beach or simply shop and watch the world go by from one of the many pavement cafés, Venice is a truly unique location and is definitely worth a visit. Learn Italian in Venice, soak up the rich culture and fall in love with this truly unique city!
Our school in Venice
Our Italian school in Venice is located in an 18th century palace in the very centre of Venice, just a short walk from the famous Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco. There are 10 well-equipped classrooms and a beautiful terrace – very popular at break time - with magnificent views over the city, where you can practise Italian with your fellow classmates.
Courses in Venice
Students on an Italian course in Venice can choose between a great range of programmes to suit their specific needs and interests. Choose the popular Intensive course of 20 lessons per week to sharpen up on your general Italian skills during the daytime or opt for the Evening Course if you would prefer evening lessons, giving you the full day to explore!
For more Intensive language learning you can add one daily private lesson to the Intensive course on an Intensive + Private Lessons course, or even book a 15 or 20 Private Lessons per week on their own.
Italian food fanatics can choose the Intensive + Cookery course where you can take advantage of the school's very own fully equipped kitchen! Learn about Italian cuisine and cooking with an experienced cook and prepare traditional Italian dishes, followed by dinner and a nice glass of wine in the evening.
As a separate course, Art History in Venice can be booked with start dates every month except December. This course includes 15 lessons each week which focus specifically on Venetian art, history, culture and traditions. Please note that an intermediate level of knowledge is required before starting this course. Entry to churches and museums is included in the cost.
Stay with an Italian host family in Venice, sharing your comfortable and convenient accommodation with a local resident. Meals aren't included but you have full use of the shared kitchen. Please note that in Venice, the level of independence is higher than the more traditional host family arrangements at our other Italian schools.
We can also arrange accommodation in the school’s traditional Palladian Cloister Student Residence, situated in an ancient vineyard with hundreds of olive trees, 25 single rooms with a view, free Wi-Fi access, use of a kitchen and laundry room. This is the ideal place if you want to live on a budget in the fashionable, artistic and historical centre surrounded by other students. We always advise to book early if you are interested in this type of accommodation.
Students who do not like cooking can take advantage of the nearby university canteens, offering lunch and dinner for less than €10 and a different, tasty menu every day.
In addition to Italian language courses, our school in Venice also offers students an extensive ‘Culture’ program, including 5 activities per week - walking tour of Venice, guided visits, Italian film evenings in the school, wine-tasting, bicycle tours around the ‘Lido’, plus trips to Padova, Treviso and other locations. Venice is a wonderful location in which to combine an Italian language class with an experience of Italian culture, both past and present - somewhere ‘truly Italian’ and truly unique.
With regular grammar workshops, thematic lectures and discussions on Italian literature, as well as themed guided walks, the activities programme at our school in Venice is the perfect way to delve deeper into the language and culture!
How to get there
Italy has excellent train links throughout the country and due to its relatively small size it is easy to get around the main cities. Venice is approximately five hours by train from Rome and less than two and a half hours from Florence. On the way to Venice you will pass through the industrial town train station of 'Venezia-Mestre' before travelling over the lagoon that separates Venice from the mainland, arriving at 'Venezia-Santa Lucia', the main train station for Venice. The popular bus stop in Venice is also conveniently located and you can walk to most destinations in the city from there.
The main airport in the region is Marco Polo, close to Venice with excellent transport links to the city. If booking our school's accommodation your full travel details will be sent to you approximately two weeks before your start date.
A transfer service, consisting of a member of staff meeting you at the airport and travelling with you, by public transport to your accommodation is available, on request for an additional fee.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions at all!
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