Italian courses in Firenze


Linguaviva was founded in 1976 in Firenze and is now a worldwide group with campuses in Milano, Lignano, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv. The school’s mission is to promote Italian language and culture to international students through effective language learning, modern teaching methods and comprehensive student care. Its standing as a highly regarded language school has been proven over the years by receiving international awards in the education sector.

The school offers a diverse range of Italian language programs, catering to various student needs, including those pursuing further studies or professional careers.

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School features

Accredited by the MIM

The school is accredited by the “Ministero dell’Istruzione e del Merito” (MIM, former MIUR), the Italian government department responsible for education, universities, and research, to provide Italian language instruction to international students.

ASILS Member

Associazione Scuole Italiane come Lingua Seconda (ASILS) is the network of top Italian language schools for high-quality language and culture education. ASILS members adhere to stringent quality standards and provide structured curricula to facilitate students’ Italian language acquisition

IALC Member

The International Association of Language Schools (IALC) guarantees that all its members provide outstanding language education to students all over the world.

Accepts Beginner Students

If you haven’t had the chance to study Italian before, don’t worry! You can start as a complete beginner at this school.

CILS examination center

Here you can prepare but also take the examination for the language certificate CILS, which assess your proficiency in Italian.

Accredited by CSN

CSN financial aid offered by Swedish Government to Swedish students is available at this school.

Free Wifi

The school offers free Wi-Fi in common areas.


The school boasts a terrace where students can socialize, study, and make friends during breaks, enhancing their overall campus experience.

School's Location

Italian courses in Firenze

Firenze, UNESCO World Heritage site, is renowned for being the birthplace Renaissance art, architecture and the Italian language itself. Situated in the heart of Tuscany, it is a destination cherished by enthusiasts of expansive rolling hills, renowned wines, and delicious cuisine.

Once graced by masters like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, today the city combines its artistic legacy with a vibrant contemporary atmosphere, from bustling students to Vespa-riding businessmen.

Linguaviva enjoys a central position, on a tranquil street adjacent to the primary train station, and is the perfect choice for those looking for a picturesque region in central Italy, known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

Valfonda ST Maria Novella – Tram (2 min)
T1.3 Line


Italian courses in Firenze

Course Introduction

The course’s objective is to boost student confidence in Italian language usage by strengthening their linguistic competence and fluency. Utilizing a modern communicative approach with a focus on immersion, it encompasses all four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking, delivered through dynamic and engaging classes. Students acquire practical vocabulary and pertinent grammar within various real-life contexts.

Classes in Firenze reach a max of 14 students and each level can be finished in just four weeks, and upon passing an assessment, students advance to the next level.

Course length

Without a student visa: 0-3 months

With student visa: 3-12 months

Student visas not required for EU members.

Available starts
School usually starts every Monday of the year (except for absolute beginners).
Schedule (weekdays)

Lessons from Monday to Friday. Morning: 09:00 –12:30

Course hours per week ≈ 20

School Intensity
Medium intensity means that you will have enough free time to discover the city and the Italian culture while taking Italian lessons in Linguaviva.
Visa eligibility

This course is eligible for the visa application.

2 weeks


1 month


3 months


6 months


1 year


Students can decide the exact number of weeks they would like to study. The prices provided above are for reference purposes only. Keep in mind that one month typically consists of 4 weeks, while a year comprises 48 weeks.

Registration fee


Registration fee is not included in the price and is valid for all courses for 12 months at all Linguaviva schools.

General Italian Couse

Total course costs

The total costs include Italian lessons in Firenze, staff assistance, orientation upon arrival and placement tests, academic counseling for Italian universities, career schools, and vocational programs. Textbooks are not included.

Registration fee


Registration fee is not included in the price and is valid for all courses for 12 months at all Linguaviva schools.


Other Courses and Features

Discover all the Italian courses offered by this school

Intensive or Super Intensive

Join the group class with 30 lessons weekly or the group class with 20 lessons plus an extra 10 individual sessions per week to maximize your experience.

CILS Preparation Course

You can take a specialized preparation course for the CILS exam, a globally recognized certification offered by the University of Siena, which evaluates the Italian language skills of non-native speakers.

One-to-One Course

You have the option to add private one-to-one lessons, offered throughout the year. These personalized Italian sessions enable you to advance at your preferred speed.

Art and culture

You can improve your Italian while diving into subjects like photography, architecture, cooking, music, cinema, opera, fashion, and more.

University Admissions Preparation Course

This course helps students in meeting the entry requirements for Italian universities. It addresses academic gaps and improves Italian proficiency to attain the required B2 level for university admission. The curriculum is customized based on students’ intended university majors and the entrance exams for specific departments.

Weekly Activities

The school offers a range of weekly activities outside of class, both cultural and just for fun to help you get the most out of student live in Italy.


Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, you will receive a certificate at no extra cost upon completing your classes at Linguaviva. This certificate will specify the course dates, your proficiency level, and the number of hours completed. To obtain the official diploma for your level, you will need to take one of the worldwide recognized language certificates such as CELI or PLIDA.
At the beginning of your course, you will take a placement test to determine your proficiency level. This test will help the school assign you to the appropriate study group.
Certainly, the instructors at Linguaviva are highly experienced and hold university degrees, demonstrating their strong dedication to providing high-quality Italian language instruction.


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