Below are some Institutional Sites that can be consulted to find out more about entering Italy.
Società Dante Alighieri
Visa for Italy – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ENIT – Italian Board of Tourism
Italian Embassies around the world
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Italy
Italian Cultural Institutes
ITALIAN SCHOOLS IN ITALY
Italian courses in Lanciano, art city located on the Trabocchi Coast in Abruzzo “Green Region of Europe” on the Adriatic Sea. The courses, both individual and group, held by native speakers, are held year round. Summer group courses are held from May to September.
The Italian Language School is located in the center of Tropea, in via Vittorio Veneto 43, one of the most important area of Tropea, near the historic center. It consists of four classes, an administrative office, a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom, a sitting room and a veranda for reading and pausing lessons. The Italian language courses offered by the school are organized by qualified teachers from Tropea. They are native-speaking teachers, graduates who have gained the excellent teaching experience of the Italian language to foreigners. Their main goal is to offer students an excellent level of Italian language teaching supported by an excellent cultural program.
CELI Examiner Center for the University of Foreigners in Perugia, offers courses in Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners in the City of Modena. The modern and functional seat, with bright and comfortable classrooms, is located just few steps from the historic center. The city of Modena is universally known for its excellent cuisine, traditional balsamic vinegar, tenor Luciano Pavarotti and motors: Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini have merited Modena the title of “Terra di motori”.
Located in Liguria between the beautiful Cinque Terre and the fascinating Portofino, the school, founded in 2004, is welcoming and open all year round: every Monday you can start a course of any level for all types of students. A native language teacher with the utmost skill and professionalism guarantees the quality of the lessons. The school is recognized by the Ministry of Education, the Swedish CSN from the Land of Hamburg, collaborating with the Italian Cultural Institutes and with some Committees Dante Alighieri. It also offers CELI exam preparation courses, CILS, PLIDA.
It is located in Genoa, a city full of history and culture. Several courses available for each need, study objective and level. In addition to language courses, the school offers many leisure activities, 5 Terre trips, Portofino, cooking lessons, wine tastings, aperitifs, and much more.
Italian language and culture school for foreigners in the historic center of Milan, which is the result of our many years of experience of teachers and educators. The goal is to enhance human-based learning and to work in a cozy and serene environment that favors the ‘pleasure’ of learning. Students are accompanied in their adventure of discovery of language and culture not only during lessons but through continuous tutoring. The characteristics of each individual student and his / her needs are the starting point around which the school builds a path of growth that values and constantly rewards it. Class lessons are just a part of this course that is expanded with insights into classical cultural activities, such as guided tours of the main places of interest, but also with unique experiences such as wine routes and ‘aperitifs’, run by professionals selected from the school, to enter the ‘living’ of Italian reality and learn how to enjoy themselves.
Scuola Dante Alighieri
The School is located in the historic center of Camerino, an ancient ducal and university city. It has a long tradition in teaching Italian to foreigners from all over the world and is the only one that integrates intensive courses to an interesting holiday studio that allows the student to know important art cities through guided tours by teachers, participate in cultural events and convivial moments, to create a true total immersion in Italian language and culture. The school has the patronage of the University of Camerino and is the official seat of CELI examinations at the University for Foreigners in Perugia. Various types of Italian language courses are offered, all taught by specialized teachers and with a method to develop communication skills. Classes consist of groups of no more than 14-16 students. The many activities organized by the school create a climate of friendship and familiarity between students and Camerino residents.
The Italian language and culture school Acanto is a small reality in southern Italy, in the Puglia region. They offer students not only language courses, but a living experience in the south to better know and deepen their traditions and history. Italian language lessons are taught by two qualified teachers who love the communicative method and thematic lessons. Classes are usually formed by small groups of students, from one to five, so a very familiar and welcoming environment. The school is located in the picturesque old town of Mesagne, a typical small Mediterranean town. The Acanto staff is always ready to help design a great custom-made holiday for studing.
CiaoItaly was born from the multicultural experience and professionalism of the staff of AbbeySCHOOL, which since 1996 represents in Turin a center of excellence in the field of linguistic education. The school, specializing in the teaching of Italian language and culture to foreigners, organizes individual courses and group courses as well as business courses.
Associazione Culturale I like it
An Italian school immersed in the open-air museum of Sardinia, in Olbia, in the heart of the western Mediterranean. I like it using native speakers, graduates and qualified for teaching Italian language and culture; is an Authorized Preparation and Examination Center for the Celi Language Certification of the University for Foreigners in Perugia.
Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera
Pintadera is a small Italian language school located in a picturesque alley of the old town of Alghero in Sardinia. Cozy and relaxing, the school offers the ideal environment for learning Italian and starting to understand Sardinian culture. Pintadera takes the language out of the classroom and the streets of Alghero, stimulating the learning process with a continuous use of the five senses according to the criteria of the most modern teaching. You will not only listen and speak Italian, but you will eat and breathe Sardinia. An unforgettable stay with activities to enjoy and communicate, with many leisure, sports and relaxation opportunities. In addition to Italian language and culture courses, the school organizes cultural exchange activities with environment, local culture, traditions and food and wine, making contact with the most interesting expressions of research and creativity in art and Sardinian culture today. Pintadera has a qualified staff in reception and teaching. The teachers are graduates, sympathetic and motivated, chosen not only for their didactic professionalism but also for approaching accurate, personal and friendly language.
Babylon, a center of Italian language and culture in Taormina, is a school with a new concept: a language is the result of a culture and its history, its traditions and its territory. Therefore, the student of Babylon will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian culture and Italian life. Since 1992, the Italian “Babylon” Center of Taormina, in Sicily, has dedicated passionately to the promotion of Italian and Sicilian cultural heritage together with the study of the Italian language. The school strives to offer the student not only the opportunity to learn Italian but to experience Italian culture and Italian lifestyle directly. The school is located in the center of the famous and beautiful city of Taormina, a perfect location that offers students easy access to the most beautiful and historically important places in Sicily.
Galatea Centro Linguistico e Culturale
Galatea is a center for Italian language and culture for foreigners located right in front of the sea, just minutes from Catania (Sicily). Its founders are a group of young university researchers and language teachers who have worked around Italy and the world and who in 2012 decided to return to Italy and to establish a center of Italian language and culture on the sea in Sicily, in the fishermen’s village of Aci Castello, but only ten minutes from the great city of Catania.
Ibla! Italian Language School
In Italy, in Sicily, in the enchanting baroque stage of Piazza Duomo, in the ancient Ragusa-Ibla in the heart of Val di Noto, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and included in the World Heritage List. Here is Ibla! * Italian-Language-School, 10 meters from the charming Duomo di San Giorgio in the bass of the ancient and noble palace Arezzo of Donnafugata dating back to the early 1700s, with typical bricks in tuff and exposed stones, and with vaults the barrel. Ibla! * Italian-Language-School develops in a different direction than the big schools of big cities: a direct student student relationship, restricted classes, attention to individual needs and differences, an effective and fun methodology. A man-sized school with few well equipped classes, with internet connection and air conditioning.
Accademia del Giglio
Individual and group Italian language courses, drawing and painting classes and workshops, art lessons in Florence.
Founded in 1988, the Puccini Center boasts years of experience in teaching the Italian language in Italy. The school is recognized by the Ministry of Education, member of ASILS and AIL. From April to October, the school organizes Italian language and culture courses in Viareggio, a pretty seaside town, only 15 minutes by train from Pisa.
Scuola Saena Iulia
Sæna Iulia, founded in 1992, is located in the ancient Palace of the Magnificent, the residence of the city governor in the 16th century. The area is very central and quiet, in the historic center, a few steps from the Cathedral and the Piazza del Campo.
The language center and culture of Terramare is located in Orbetello in the Maremma Tuscany. Since 1986, the school accompanies the students on their journey to discover not only the language, but also the unique naturalistic environment. The language school has an intense program of outdoor cultural activities; language courses in small groups (2-6 students) are not only in the class but in the reality of the territory: students learn the language while living in Italian society, participating in all cultural events of the community, discovering all the natural paradises that surround us and the extraordinary historical and artistic richness of the territory. Teachers in Terramare teach the Italian language that they will never forget.
La Lingua La Vita
Since 1988 he has been organizing Italian language and culture courses for students from all over the world for every level of knowledge of the language. The groups are small (maximum 6/8 people) and are followed by qualified native language teachers who have been part of the staff for over 10 years. The Institute is located in Todi, a beautiful medieval town of Etruscan origins in the center of Umbria, the green heart of Italy. Halfway between Florence and Rome, Todi is the ideal place for a cultural and linguistic stay that combines the beauty of the place, a rich context of art and nature, and the philosophy of school learning. Language is the expression of a people and culture: the La Lingua La Vita courses complement the best Italian artistic expressions, such as painting, opera, cinema, literature, cooking, ceramics, food and wine production, craftsmanship. Students can therefore experience a total immersion experience in the language and true Italian culture.
The Center of Language and Culture The Lighthouse is located in the historic seaside town of Caorle. The city, being not very large, offers countless opportunities for students to interact with the local population and to experience the authentic Italian culture. The Faro organizes Italian language and culture courses (also for children) and packages for foreign schools. The small class size (4-6 students), the use of authentic materials and up-to-date teaching resources guarantee excellent results even in short time periods. The teaching method is based on a grammar study with a communicative approach that points to all four language skills read, listen, speak, and write.
L’Italiano con noi
Academic teaching standards in the city of Romeo and Juliet and the Arctic opera season. Language courses for each level, teacher courses, creative workshops, guided tours and more. Italian with us is an Italian language and culture school located in the heart of Verona. The Arena, Piazza Erbe, the Romeo and Juliet House as well as many typical restaurants are within walking distance of the school. Teachers are highly qualified with a master or doctorate. Most collaborate with Italian Universities and is involved in programs for the promotion of Italian language and culture in Italy and abroad. In addition to a wide choice of Italian language and culture courses for all levels, the school organizes specific courses for Italian teachers as second language (DITALS training courses, seminars, training and updating courses). Following an agreement with the University for Foreigners in Siena Italian with us is the CILS and DITALS exam.