Italian courses in Siena

Dante Alighieri Siena

Learning Italy – Dante Alighieri Siena has been offering Italian courses since 1979. The school aims to be an international hub where students can share their passion for the Italian language and culture and offers a unique, personalized learning environment tailored to meet each student’s individual needs and interests.

Located in a historic building in the heart of the medieval city of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the school features an on-site cooking kitchen, recreational rooms, and a variety of Italian and cultural courses year-round.

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Dante Alighieri Siena - Italian courses

Dante Alighieri Siena

School features

Dante Alighieri Siena - 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.

Società Dante Alighieri Member

The Dante Alighieri Society is dedicated to promoting the Italian language and culture around the world and assures high standards of Italian language education and cultural immersion.

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.

Free Wifi

The school offers free Wi-Fi in common areas.

On-site kitchen

The school boasts a fully-equipped on-site kitchen where students have the unique opportunity to partake in cooking classes led by professional chefs. These interactive sessions not only enhance culinary skills but also serve as an immersive way to learn the Italian language through the art of cooking.

School's Location

Italian courses in Siena

Siena is a picturesque medieval city located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Renowned for its well-preserved architecture and rich cultural heritage, Siena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is famous for its stunning Gothic cathedral, the beautiful Piazza del Campo, and the historic Palio horse race.

With its enchanting narrow streets, lively local traditions, and delicious Tuscan cuisine, Siena offers a unique glimpse into Italy’s storied past and vibrant present.

Santa Lucia (2 min) 

Bus S54

Dante Alighieri Siena

Italian courses in Siena

Course Introduction

At Dante Alighieri Siena students can join six language proficiency levels based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. All teachers are native speakers, highly trained in the field and dedicated to preserving and promoting the Italian language and culture. The teaching method is neo-communicative, emphasizing speaking through practical situations where students learn Italian via role-play, immersing themselves in these scenarios. While the primary focus is on communication, grammar and writing skills are also developed to meet the diverse needs of the students.
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: 09:10 –13:00

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.

Standard Italian course

Total course costs

Disclaimer: Prices in currencies other than euro are estimated based on the latest exchange rates.

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

Registration fee


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

Dante Alighieri Siena

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 4 or 8 individual sessions per week to maximize your experience.

PLIDA Preparation Course

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

Art and culture

You can improve your Italian while diving into subjects like music, arts, mindfulness, Italian culture and more.

Cooking class

Experience hands-on lessons where you’ll not only master traditional Italian recipes but also enhance your language skills in an engaging, practical setting and with a professional Italian chef.

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.

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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

Group classes accommodate from a minimum of 4 students up to 12 students.

Siena is a wonderful choice for students because it offers a deeply immersive cultural experience in a city that’s steeped in history and tradition. The town itself serves as an open-air museum, providing an educational environment that extends beyond the classroom walls. The annual Palio horse race and the city’s vibrant local culture offer unique opportunities for personal growth and cultural understanding of what means belonging to a tight community. Siena’s city center is conveniently small, making it easy to navigate on foot.

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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