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Learn Italian in Italy far away from mass tourism!

Welcome to Cultura Italiana!

At Cultura Italiana you learn Italian in few weeks using exclusively Italian (not like a tourist), we communicate without using other languages with a full immersion in the Italian language. In Bologna was founded the first university in Europe (1088), for this reason it has a long tradition as a student city and it is the perfect place to learn Italian in Italy.
Around thousand people attend Cultura Italiana (with a weekly participation from 35 to 85 people).

Our Italian language Courses


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Intensive Italian language course

25 hours per week, 6-12 students per class
10 hours per week of extracurricular activities
2 hours per day of homework at home/school

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  • Single room: € 130 (per week)
  • Double room: € 95 (per person/week)
  • Starting dates

    The courses begin every Monday and end on the Friday of the corresponding week. The school is closed only on the international holidays. The 25 lesson hours are spread over the other four days of the week.

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    Dear visitor!

    Thank you for visiting Cultura Italiana Bologna Website. The school in Italy was established in Bologna in 1981. Here you can learn Italian and speak the Italian language with Italians, not with tourists. We collaborate in educational research with the Bologna University, the first University in the Western World (1088) and…continue >>
    We organize events (lectures, exihibitions, seminars) with Universities and Italian Culture Institutes.  Last events: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Amburgo, Associazione Italo-Giapponese TokyoIstituto Italiano di Cultura di OsakaIstituto Italiano di Cultura di Monaco, Istituto Italiano di Cultura StoccardaIstituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino..continue >>

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    Why learn Italian in Italy at Cultura Italiana?

    If you study Italian in Bologna at Cultura Italiana the cost-benefit ratio is optimal.

    • The course is practical to communicate from the first day
    • It is possible to meet Italian friends and use Italian
    • Cultura Italiana guarantees results
    • Our programmes are defined and monitored
    • Why learn Italian in Italy
    • Our objectives of the course are clear
    • Our teachers have at least 5 years of teaching experience
    • Our courses are particularly attractive in terms of value for money
    • One of the best leisure program in the world
    • Live like an Italian with us
    • Faq

    Quick info

    Useful suggestions to live and enjoy the city during your Italian language course in Bologna.

    • Living in Bologna / Cost of living
    • Where to eat
    • What to wear
    • The Italian language and lifestyle is authentic
    • What can you do in the weekends
    • Exhibitions and lectures
    • Leisure time and sport
    • Music and theatres / Museums / Parks
    • Markets / Shopping
    • Night life
    • Transport
    • Bologna cuisine
    • Friends, relatives and guests

    Students' Feedback

    These are the students’ evaluations

    Some testimonials

    Grazie mille per la lettura sugli Etruschi ieri sera (conferenza all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Amsterdam del direttore Massimo Maracci). Era veramente molto interessante!
    E era molto piacevole vederti “parlare” con la voce e con le mani e movimenti- come mi ricordo di Bologna.
    …... Per me le due settimane alla scuola Cultura Italiana erano proprio una festa!
    ..… Spero di poter studiare alla Cultura Italiana ancora una volta!

    - Jacky, Olanda

    Le Lezioni, gli insegnanti:ottimi! Le attività del pomeriggio: non mi aspettavo così buone. Complimenti!

    - Almudena, Spagna

    At Cultura I spent 3 hours a day speaking conversationally, while also learning more grammar. This course pushed me outside my boundaries and encouraged me to have more confidence in my speaking capabilities

    -Sara, Usa

    I professori erano molto pazienti con noi. Grazie a tutti!

    - Haruko, Giappone

    La scuola ha creato una buona atmosfera per imparare. Il personale era eccellente.

    - Blanka, Belgio

    Il corso era molto utile per me, sono molto contento. Ci vediamo sicuramente un'altra volta. Grazie!

    - Ralf, Germania


    In order to learn Italian in Italy is important to choose a suitable city, Bologna is the right place because of few tourists and the oldest university in Europe.
    It is also important the prestigious location of Cultura Italiana.
    You can have fun with the leisure program after the lessons and learn Italian outside the school. You find here pictures of our Italian language school and the medieval city and two activities after the lesson.

    The school is located in a XV century building, where the first Lord of Bologna used to live

    The historical city centre is one of the biggest in Europe

    The landscape of the hills: a walk in the park

    Italian social life: aperitivo with Italians


    The lessons at the school in Bologna are lively and interesting. You can find more motivations by watching the videos about how to learn Italian in Italy.
    Here the lesson is different, more stimulating than the Italian lessons in your country.