Italian courses in Genoa

A door to Italy

Since 2002, A Door to Italy has been the leading Italian language school for foreigners in Genoa. Located in a charming nineteenth-century building, the school offers Italian courses for all levels, providing a small and intimate learning environment with cozy vibes. They emphasize a communicative approach and utilize up-to-date materials tailored to meet student needs. The dedicated staff is committed to consistently improving and maintaining the quality of its services.

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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

Accepts Beginner Students

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

CELI examination center

Here you can prepare but also take the examination for the language certificate CELS, 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.

School's Location

Italian courses in Genoa

Genoa, the capital of Liguria, is a lively city with a rich maritime history. It sits between the Ligurian Sea and the Apennine Mountains, offering beautiful views and a bustling port.

The city’s narrow streets are filled with colorful buildings and local eateries serving delicious seafood and famous dishes like pesto Genovese. Genoa’s blend of medieval and modern architecture, along with its vibrant atmosphere, makes it a charming destination students eager to learn Italian while escaping busy and touristy cities. With its pedestrian-friendly city center and comparatively lower cost of living, Genoa offers a welcoming and affordable destination for study.

Giacomo Giacomo E Filippo/Corvetto (1 min)
Bus 18

A door to Italy

Italian courses in Genoa

Course Introduction

A Door to Italy offers Italian language and culture courses based on the Common European Framework of Reference, spanning levels from A1 to C2 and available year-round. Courses blend verbal and written activities, listening, games, stimulating reads, videos, songs, and opportunities for fluency and accuracy. Expert teachers rotate during morning group lessons, enhancing stimulation and pronunciation improvement.

Additionally, professional courses are specifically designed for work-related language needs, including business Italian, interpreter and translator refresher courses, and L2/LS teacher training.

Teachers employ a communicative method with humanistic-emotional elements and cooperative learning, fostering balanced development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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: 09:00 –12:30 Course hours per week ≈ 20
School Intensity

Medium-high intensity means that thanks to these Italian courses you will be able to learn Italian at a high pace, however, thanks to school’s flexible teaching method you will also have enough time to explore the city and discover the Italian lifestyle.

Visa eligibility

This course is eligible for the visa application.

1 week


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 for group lessons.

intensive Italian course

Total course costs

The total costs include Italian lessons, entry test, school course completion certificates, staff assistance, organization of free time social and cultural activities, use of school facilities, free periodical conversation seminars and course books.

Registration fee

Registration fee is not included in the price and is valid for all courses for 12 months for group lessons.

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Other Courses and Features

Discover all the Italian courses offered by this school

Super Intensive Italian Course

Join the group class with 20 lessons per week and add up to extra 10 individual sessions per week to maximize your experience.

CILS and CELI Preparation Course

Specialized preparation courses for CELI and CILS exams, globally recognized certifications, are available. CELI is provided by the University for Foreigners of Perugia, while CILS is provided by the University of Siena, both assessing Italian language proficiency in non-native speakers.

PLIDA Preparation Course

Specialized prep courses for the PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) exam available. Issued by the Dante Alighieri Society, this certification for Italian language proficiency is recognized worldwide.

Interpreters Course

Through the dedicated Interpreting Department, you have the opportunity to enroll in specialized training courses tailored to prepare you for the world of interpretation.

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, pottery, diving, cooking.

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.

Internship course

You can join a supervised internship program tailored for beginners aiming for Italian teaching certification. The internship entails either 60 hours of observation over 3 weeks or 100 hours over 5 weeks.

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Student demographics

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

United Kingdom
Other countries

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Frequently asked questions

On average, group classes accommodate 12 students. However, the school also provides options for smaller group sizes, ranging from individual instruction to groups of 2-3 students.

The warm hospitality of Genoa can be experienced in its markets, trattorias, and neighborhood bars, where locals happily engage with students or visitors in Italian. Genoa it is also a more affordable option compared to bigger cities such as Milan or Florence.

Its Mediterranean climate provides mild temperatures year-round, and its seaside location offers beach vacation options. Additionally, it serves as an ideal base for exploring nearby attractions such as Portofino, Santa Margherita, and Le Cinque Terre.

Contact us! Most of the school we work offer customized courses and supplementary classes to assist you in achieving your objectives, and we are here to assist you with that.


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