Learn Italian in Venice

Learn Italian in Venice

Italian School

Italian school in Venice

The Italian school is located in the historical centre of Venice, in a well-known Venetian square, Campo Santa Margherita. It is in the University are, close to Ca’ Foscari University and Architettura University. The historic centre is a meeting place for students and residents who like to go shopping in the beautiful nearby shops or take a break to chat and drink in the open-air cafés.

The school is only 10 minutes from bus Terminal (Piazzale Roma) and 15 minutes walking from the train station. There are a lot of nice typical Venetian bars, restaurants, a supermarket, a small fish market, a bank (Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia), a tiny and cheap venetian trattoria, and a wine store nearby. Students can also find an internet point (special price for students of the Italian school) five minutes walking from Campo Santa Margherita.

The campo hosts the Italian school in Venice in a historic building with a wide terrace. The schools facilities include: 7 classrooms, 2 offices, 5 bathrooms, a self-access study room with video facilities where students can watch Italian films and 2 computers for internet use (free in the afternoons). There is also Wi-Fi access for students bringing their own laptop.



The Italian school in Venice is officially recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education. It is a member of:

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Italian Courses

Minimum age: 16

Intensive course

Classes are held everyday from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm, 4 hours a day with two different teachers. The courses begin every month and last 4 weeks - 80 hours. It is also possible to enrol only for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
The course is organised in 5 levels. At the beginning of the course, students sit a simple written test and have an interview. This allows them to join a group of the same level. For this reason we suggest students arriving at school at 8.30 am on the first day.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-24 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 55 Minimum age 18

Evening course

The evening course is aimed at students who wish to attend a quality Italian course but are travelling on a limited budget. Classes are held everyday from Monday to Friday from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm, 4 hours a day with two different teachers. The courses begin every month and last 4 weeks - 80 hours. It is ideal if you want to have the time to visit churches and museums, to go to the seaside at the Venice Lido or if you want to go to the library.

You can enrol from 1 to 20 weeks. In each group there are maximum 12 students and the course is organised in 4 levels:

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced students
Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-20 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 55 Minimum age 18

Combined course

The combined course is designed for those students who wish to intensify their Italian language learning. The course combines the Intensive course in the morning with the private lessons in the afternoon.

Two options are available:

Combined course 1: Combination between the Intensive course and 1 hour of private tuition in the afternoon.
Combined course 2: Combination between the Intensive course and 2 hour of private tuition in the afternoon.

Lessons per week 20 + 5 or 10, Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 60 Minimum age 18

Private tuition

You can start this course at any time of the year. The timetable, its duration and the amount of hours are decided according to your request. The programme is made to suit your requirements. The minimum duration is 5 hours. Each class lasts 60 minutes. Lessons on Saturday and Sunday incur in an extra charge of 6 € per hour. This is ideal if you are not free everyday, if you to take a crash course that only lasts a few days, or if you are not suited to group courses or you want to improve particular aspects of the language for work and study related reasons.

Lessons per week 5, 10, 15 or 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Art Group course

Thanks to the experience of our teachers, the students can know and appreciate the masterpieces of the greatest Venetian artists in painting, sculpture and architecture from the middle-ages to the contemporary age. This experience will be unforgettable, since all the artistic works can be seen in the places they were designed for, by Carpaccio, Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiepolo, Sansovino, Palladio, Canova, Scarpa and many others.

This course takes place from Monday to Friday and the lessons are held in the morning or in the afternoon for three hours, according to the opening-hours of museums, palaces, Great Schools that are included in the weekly programme (presented during the first day at school).
Since the lesson are held in Italian and since they deal specifically with Venetian art, history culture and traditions, an intermediate level of knowledge is required (A2 of the European framework).

Students interested in this course can enrol for one or two weeks; the minimum number of students is 4, anyway there are generally 10-12 people at most each group; all the tickets for the entrances at the museums, churches, etc. are included.

Lessons per week 15 Duration 1 or 2 weeks
Levels TestDaf Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Art History Private lessons

It is possible for students to have private art history lessons. These can be held in Italian or English, depending on the ability of the student.

Lessons per week Flexible Duration Flexible
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Thursday Cookery course

Every Thursday in the afternoon in the school’s kitchen and supervised by our talented cook Anna, students will prepare traditional local and regional food and taste them with a good glass of wine. On Thursdays from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm (this course is available all year round, except on public holidays falling on Thursdays).


Host Family

Host family accommodation is an important part of students’ stay in Venice. Living in an Italian household will help students gain familiarity with the Italian language and also help them experience the Italian culture. Students stay with locals residents in a single room with the kitchen at their disposal. Usually, the host families are couples without children or single people. To stay with an Italian family is the best way to enjoy our daily life and improve your language skills.

You will be free to maintain your habits with respect for the people who host you. In the house you will find all that you need: bed-clothes, washing machine and TV. In addition, you will be given a personal copy of the keys so you can be independent.

Rooms are available on a single or shared room basis, with self-catering. Some hosts offer students the option of a private bathroom at an extra cost.

Residence (Palladian Cloister)

Venice ResidenceGiudecca is the picturesque island in front of the Zattere; a continuous water bus service links the island to the historical centre and so it can be also reached easily from Piazzale Roma and the railway station. In Giudecca you can find some of the artistic masterpieces of Venice, such as the Redentore church and the Molino Stucky.

The Italian school in Venice can book you a single or a double room with a private bathrooms in one of the most charming cloisters overlooking the lagoon. In a ancient vineyard with hundreds of olive trees, 25 single rooms with view, free WiFi access, use of kitchen and laundry comfortable TV rooms and meeting rooms. Giudecca is the ideal place if you want to be in the historical centre and stay on a budget, in a fashionable area among students and artists.


A transfer service is available at an extra cost for students learning Italian who wish to be met at Venice ‘Marco Polo’ Airport or the bus/train station and taken to their accommodation. Students will be met by a representative of the Italian school and accompanied to their accommodation. Live Languages Abroad highly recommends students take advantage of this service. Alternatively students can take a taxi or bus from to their accommodation in Venice.


The Italian school in Venice organises afternoon excursions and walking tours that allow students to expand their knowledge about Venetian history, art, traditions and daily life.

These are some examples of our activities:

-artistic itinerary: museums and art exhibitions.
– itinerary about the local handcraft: visit to the glass and mask workshops and the squeri (where the gondolas are made).
– historic itinerary: walks around the historical areas of the city.
-gastronomic itinerary: walks around Rialto market (one of the oldest open-air markets in the world), visit to local bacari and trattorie, tasting local dishes and wine, cooking lessons.

Course Prices


1 lesson = 55 minutes  /  Minimum age = 16




20 lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

EVENING COURSE (5.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

20 lessons per week/ Max. 12 per class

1 € 280.00 € 180.00
2 € 470.00 € 300.00
3 € 640.00 € 450.00
4 € 780.00 € 540.00
8  € 1420.00  € 980.00
12  € 1620.00 € 1200.00
16 € 2160.00 € 1600.00
20 € 2700.00 € 2000.00
24 € 3240.00 -
extra week € 135.00 € 100.00


20  group + 5 private lessons per week / Max. 12 per class


20  group + 10 private lessons per week / Max. 12 per class

1 € 460.00 € 640.00
2 € 830.00 € 1190.00
3 € 1170.00 € 1690.00
4 € 1480.00 € 2180.00
extra week € 310.00 € 500.00
PRIVATE TUITION 1 lesson = 60 minutes
10 lessons 15 lessons 20 lessons
€ 400.00 per week € 600.00 per week € 800.00 per week
15 lessons per week
1 week: € 280.00 2 weeks: € 470.00

SUPPLEMENTARY COURSES Must be combined with the standard Italian course.

Per private lesson Per private lesson
€ 46.00 € 54.00
1 lesson / 3 hours
€ 40.00

Accommodation Prices


Sunday to Saturday



Single room

Double room

1 € 180.00 € 270.00
2 € 320.00 € 470.00
3 € 430.00 € 640.00
4 € 550.00 € 800.00
8  € 1070.00  € 1520.00
12  € 1590.00 € 2240.00
16 € 2110.00 € 2960.00
20 € 2630.00 € 3680.00
24 € 3150.00 € 4400.00
extra week € 130.00 € 180.00
extra night € 30.00 € 50.00


Week(s) Single room with private bathroom Double room with private bathroom
1 € 270.00 € 400.00
2 € 520.00 € 770.00
3 € 630.00 € 1150.00
4 € 840.00 € 1530.00
8  € 1680.00 -
12 € 2520.00 -
16 € 3360.00 -
20 € 4200.00 -
24 € 5040.00 -
extra week € 210.00 -
extra night € 40.00 € 60.00

2020 Dates

ITALIAN INTENSIVE COURSE & COMBINED COURSE: Non-beginners can start on any Monday through out the year. Beginners must start on the dates shown in RED. *Indicates Tuesday start date.
JANUARY 6 13 20 27
FEBRUARY 3 10 17 24
MARCH 2 9 16 23 30
APRIL 6 13 20 27
MAY 4 11 18 25
JUNE 1 8 15 22 29
JULY 6 13 20 27
AUGUST 3 10 17 24 30
SEPTEMBER 7 14 21 28
OCTOBER 5 12 19 26
NOVEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
EVENING COURSE  Beginners:  8th June, 6th July and 3rd  August .

Non-beginners - Any Monday from 8th June to 28th August.

ART GROUP COURSE Beginners: 16th March, 20th April , 8th June, 13th July, 21st September and 9th November.

Non-beginners - Any Monday from 16th March to 18th December.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Lessons on these public holidays will not be made up: 6th January and 8th December.

On the following public holidays there will be an excursion or an alternative activity replacing group classes: 13th April, 1st May and 2nd June .

Christmas break: 19th December 2020 to 4th January 2021.


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