If you want to learn Italian in a city of authentic Italian customs and cuisine, then learn Italian in Siena. Siena is a walled, medieval city, and the absence of traffic and pollution creates a uniquely intimate atmosphere.
The Piazza il Campo, Siena’s main square, is the perfect place to experience Italian life at its best. The Piazza is a particular favourite with our students at night, when the irresistible aroma of local trattoria food drifts across the square. What’s more, if you take an Italian course in Siena in July or August, you’ll see the Piazza explode with the colour and energy of the famous Palio horserace festival.
You can choose from a variety of Italian courses in Siena, taught by native, qualified Sienese teachers. To help you learn Italian quickly, our maximum class size is 12 students. Our most popular course is the Standard Italian course, available for any duration between 2 and 32 weeks.
Our Italian language school is right in the heart of Siena, just 5 minutes’ walk from the famous Piazza il Campo. Our school has 10 well-equipped classrooms, free internet access, and a large sun terrace for relaxing and practising the Italian you have learnt in class with fellow students. In addition to language classes, our school offers a comprehensive cultural activities program, including a popular pronunciation workshop, brought to life by a local Sienese actor.
If you choose to study Italian at our school in Siena, you will find yourself quickly immersed in the Italian language and culture, learning Italian through using it at all times in class, on organised activities and in the street. This is the best way to learn a language.
Our school offers a range of accommodation options in Siena. For an insight into Sienese life, stay with one of our carefully-selected host families. This is a great way to really immerse yourself in Italian, learn the language, and meet the people.
Alternatively, choose from shared apartment and independent apartment options. In the summer months, our school in Siena also offers a residence option, with shared or private bathrooms, cable tv and a phone in every room. For more information on these accommodation options, please contact us.
As a student at our Italian language school in Siena, you’ll benefit from an extensive program of cultural activities. Activities such as walking tours of Siena, Italian film evenings, and seminars are included in the price of your course.
If you learn Italian in Siena, you’ll have the opportunity to find out why Sienese cuisine is so highly rated. From the local olive oil (known as ‘green gold’), to cheeses, salami and truffles, there’ll be plenty to try during your Italian course in Siena. Optional activities include walking and bike tours, with stops at country farms for food and wine tasting. Siena is an ideal location for exploring the cities of Tuscany, and our school offers full and half-day excursions to locations such as Chianti, Florence, San Gimignano and the coast.
To get to our school in Siena, fly to Florence Airport and take the coach to Siena. If you fly to Pisa Airport, take the train to Florence and then the coach to Siena.
If you prefer, we can arrange an airport transfer.
Our language school in Siena can arrange work experience in local companies in many fields of work, from tourism to web design and marketing. The placements are for students who want to stay on in Italy after their language course, and are an ideal way to experience Italian professional life and practise the Italian that you have learnt on your course in Siena. For more information on work placements in Siena, please contact us.